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Confessions of the fox : a novel, Jordy Rosenberg

Label
Confessions of the fox : a novel
Title
Confessions of the fox
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jordy Rosenberg
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Set in the eighteenth century London underworld, this bawdy, genre-bending novel reimagines the life of thief and jailbreaker Jack Sheppard to tell a profound story about gender, love, and liberation. Recently jilted and increasingly unhinged, Dr. Voth throws himself into his work, obsessively researching the life of Jack Sheppard, a legendary eighteenth century thief. No one knows Jack's true story--his confessions have never been found. That is, until Dr. Voth discovers a mysterious stack of papers titled Confessions of the Fox. Dated 1724, the manuscript tells the story of an orphan named P. Sold into servitude at twelve, P struggles for years with her desire to live as "Jack." When P falls dizzyingly in love with Bess, a sex worker looking for freedom of her own, P begins to imagine a different life. Bess brings P into the London underworld where scamps and rogues clash with London's newly established police force, queer subcultures thrive, and ominous threats of an oncoming plague abound. At last, P becomes Jack Sheppard, one of the most notorious--and most wanted--thieves in history. An imaginative retelling of Brecht's Threepenny Opera, Confessions of the Fox blends high-spirited adventure, subversive history, and provocative wit to animate forgotten histories and the extraordinary characters hidden within"--
  • "Jack Sheppard and Edgeworth Bess were the most notorious thieves, jailbreakers, and lovers of eighteenth-century London. Yet no one knows the true story; their confessions have never been found. Until now. Reeling from heartbreak, a scholar named Dr. Voth discovers a long-lost manuscript-a gender-defying exposé of Jack and Bess's adventures. Is Confessions of the Fox an authentic autobiography or a hoax? As Dr. Voth is drawn deeper into Jack and Bess's tale of underworld resistance and gender transformation, it becomes clear that their fates are intertwined-and only a miracle will save them all. Writing with the narrative mastery of Sarah Waters and the playful imagination of Nabokov, Jordy Rosenberg is an audacious storyteller of extraordinary talent." -- Publisher's description
Summary
A love story set in the eighteenth-century London of notorious thieves and queer subcultures, this genre-bending debut tells a profound story of gender, desire, and liberation
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2018.
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10664770
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosenberg, Jordy
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
PS3618.O8323
LC item number
C66 2018
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sheppard, Jack
  • Sheppard, Jack
  • Thieves
  • Transgender people
  • London (England)
  • Transgender people
  • Thieves
  • Transgender people
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Confessions of the fox : a novel, Jordy Rosenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-329)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1004830275
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 329 pages
Isbn
9780399592270
Lccn
2017059886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 99977296309
  • 40028300530
System control number
(OCoLC)1004830275
Label
Confessions of the fox : a novel, Jordy Rosenberg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-329)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1004830275
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 329 pages
Isbn
9780399592270
Lccn
2017059886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 99977296309
  • 40028300530
System control number
(OCoLC)1004830275

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