Monday, May 12, 2014
Book Review: Frog Music by Emma Donoghue
From the cover blurb: Blanche struggles to piece together a tale of free-love bohemians, desperate paupers, arrogant millionaires, jealous men, icy women, and damaged children. It's the secret life of Jenny herself, a notorious character who breaks the law every morning by getting dressed: a charmer as slippery as the frogs she hunts.
Emma Donoghue's writing is lyrical, and she charms with Blanche's immigrant French flair for life and survival. Jenny's American common sense shines and you'll want her murder solved too. Frog Music leaps into a bawdy San Francisco, and as the reader you'll croak with surprise at the tale.