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Confessions of the fox : a novel / Jordy Rosenberg.

Confessions of the fox : a novel

Rosenberg, Jordy, author. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780399592270 : HRD
  • ISBN: 039959227X : HRD
  • Physical Description: xiv, 329 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : One World, [2018]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-329).
Summary, etc.:
"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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Thieves > Fiction.
Transgender people > Fiction.
London (England) > History > 18th century > Fiction.
Genre: Love stories.
Historical fiction.

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