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Author
Donoghue, Emma
Descriptors
Cross-dressing
Dancers
Historical Fiction
Historical Fiction-American
Homosexuality
Murder
Music
Oppression of Women
Prostitutes
Women
Women's Fiction
Location/Setting:
San Francisco, California
Time Period:
1880s
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Summary
Transplanted from France to San Francisco, Blanche Beaunon is a dancer and prostitute, supporting her lover Arthur and their friend Ernest, allowing the three former circus performers to live a lavish Bohemian life together in the city's Chinatown. During the legendary heatwave of 1896, a chance meeting brings homeless, cross-dressing Jenny Bonnet into their lives. Blanche is drawn to the spirited tomboy who empowers her to rescue her and Ernst's baby boy from the hands of an abusive local woman. A few weeks later, Jenny is shot and killed. Forever changed by their friendship, Blanche is desperate for answers, and sets out to find out who killed Jenny and why.
Critique
Based on a real life never-solved murder, this fascinating historical brings 19th-Century San Francisco to life.
ISBN
9780316324687
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# of Pages
405
Published
2014
Formats
Reviewer's Initials: CO


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