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The Manikin is not a mannequin, but the curious estate of Henry Craxton, Sr. in a rural western New York State. Dubbed the Henry Ford of Natural History, by 1917 Craxton has become America's preeminent taxidermist. Into this magic box of a world — filled with eerily inanimate gibbons and bats, owls and peacocks, quetzals and crocodiles — wanders young Peg Griswood, daughter of Craxton's newest housekeeper. Part coming-of-age story, part gothic mystery, and part exploration of the intimate embrace between art and life, The Manikin is compulsively readable and beautifully written.

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The Manikin is not a mannequin, but the curious estate of Henry Craxton, Sr. in a rural western New York State. Dubbed the “Henry Ford of Natural History,” by 1917 Craxton has become Americas preeminent taxidermist. Into this magic box of a world—filled with eerily inanimate gibbons and bats, owls and peacocks, quetzals and crocodiles—wanders young Peg Griswood, daughter of Craxtons newest housekeeper. Part coming-of-age story, part gothic mystery, and part exploration of the intimate embrace between art and life, The Manikin is compulsively readable and beautifully written.

About the Author

Joanna Scott is the author of seven books of fiction, including the novels Tourmaline and Make Believe, and the story collection Various Antidotes. She is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and a Lannan Award, and lives with her family in Rochester, New York.

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ISBN:
9780312421380
Author:
Scott, Joanna
Publisher:
Picador USA
Subject:
General
Subject:
Rochester (N.Y.)
Subject:
Taxidermy
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
FIC043000
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Coming of age
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Picador USA
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.648 in
Age Level:
Coming of Age

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The Manikin is not a mannequin, but the curious estate of Henry Craxton, Sr. in a rural western New York State. Dubbed the “Henry Ford of Natural History,” by 1917 Craxton has become Americas preeminent taxidermist. Into this magic box of a world—filled with eerily inanimate gibbons and bats, owls and peacocks, quetzals and crocodiles—wanders young Peg Griswood, daughter of Craxtons newest housekeeper. Part coming-of-age story, part gothic mystery, and part exploration of the intimate embrace between art and life, The Manikin is compulsively readable and beautifully written.

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