Effigy

Effigy

Book - 2007
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On a Mormon ranch in nineteenth-century Utah, fourteen-year-old child bride and taxidermist Dorrie Hammer struggles to bring to life a wolf tableau, dreaming each night of crows and strange scenes of violence. Inspired by the real events of the Mountain Meadows Massacre in 1857.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Random House Canada, 2007.
ISBN: 9780679314721
0679314725
Characteristics: 432 p.

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strat
May 05, 2017

I thought this was weird, wonderful and creative.

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AndrewTerMarsch
Jun 28, 2012

It takes a strong stomach to read this -it's a bit harsh but a great story. Also beautifully written with very creative descriptions. I marvelled on nearly every page by the author's work choice. All in all, I couldn't put it down, even though I think it has a weak ending...or maybe I should say not so satisfying. Emotionally I wanted someone 'to pay' for their transgressions more than it seemed that they did. My goodness, what that says about me....but it's only fiction, remember! : )

Authors in the House: Join us for coffee as Alissa York shares her writings with us. Sat. May 26, 2012, 3:00-4:00 pm, @ the Strathcona County Library. Giller-nominee Alissa York’s
work is described by critics
as ” frighteningly real,”
“beautiful, unusual and
memorable” and “rich,
strange and deeply
satisfying.

Authors in the House: Join us for coffee as Alissa York shares her writings with us. Sat. May 26, 2012, 3:00-4:00 pm, @ the Strathcona County Library. Giller-nominee Alissa York’s
work is described by critics
as ” frighteningly real,”
“beautiful, unusual and
memorable” and “rich,
strange and deeply
satisfying.

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Cabby
Feb 08, 2008

Amazon.ca top 25 books of 2007.

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