Church of Marvels

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ISBN: 9780062367563
Availability: Special Order
Published: Ecco - May 17th, 2016

Two sisters are separated after their mother is killed when the Church of Marvels, a Coney Island sideshow, burned to the ground. Setting her novel in the seamier areas of unruly 1895 Manhattan, Parry choreographs her colorful characters into a dance that is impossible to resist despite the depressing setting. Mysteries and miracles abound, this wondrous debut novel is a plethora of bittersweet literary strands that weave together into one of the best books I've read so far this year. The prose here is vibrant and insightful, the characters flamboyant yet resonant, and the story told by a writer I can't wait to hear more from. Highly recommended ~ Reviewed by Erik Barnum

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