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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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"Scott's formidable observational skills result in some enchanting writing." Publishers Weekly

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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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Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

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:
9780805055917
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Scott, Joanna
Publisher:
Picador
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Coming of age
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20021206
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 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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Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

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