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The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock : a novel, Imogen Hermes Gowar., (ebook)

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The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock : a novel
Title
The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock
Title remainder
a novel
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Imogen Hermes Gowar.
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1780s London, a prosperous merchant finds his quiet life upended when he unexpectedly receives a most unusual creature--and meets a most extraordinary woman--in this much-lauded, atmospheric debut that examines our capacity for wonder, obsession, and desire with all the magnetism, originality, and literary magic of The Essex Serpent. One September evening in 1785, Jonah Hancock hears an urgent knocking on his front door near the docks of London. The captain of one of Jonah's trading vessels is waiting eagerly on the front step, bearing shocking news. On a voyage to the Far East, he sold Jonah's ship for something rare and far more precious: a mermaid. Jonah is stunned--the object the captain presents him is brown and wizened, as small as an infant, with vicious teeth and claws, and a torso that ends in the tail of a fish. It is also dead. As gossip spreads through the docks, coffee shops, parlors and brothels, all of London is curious to see this marvel in Jonah Hancock's possession. Thrust from his ordinary existence, somber Jonah finds himself moving from the city's seedy underbelly to the finest drawing rooms of high society. At an opulent party, he makes the acquaintance of the coquettish Angelica Neal, the most desirable woman he has ever laid eyes on--and a shrewd courtesan of great accomplishment. This meeting sparks a perilous liaison that steers both their lives onto a dangerous new course as they come to realize that priceless things often come at the greatest cost. Imogen Hermes Gowar, Britain's most-heralded new literary talent, makes her debut with this spellbinding novel of a merchant, a mermaid, and a madam--an unforgettable confection that explores obsession, wonder, and the deepest desires of the heart with bawdy wit, intrigue, and a touch of magic
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Gowar, Imogen Hermes
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6107.O93
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Seafaring life
  • Mermaids
  • Courtesans
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Voyages and travels
  • London (England)
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The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock : a novel, Imogen Hermes Gowar., (ebook)
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780062859976
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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unknown sound
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  • remote
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527DE50E-BB59-4000-86B5-6E3E29203DE9
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  • on1050314491
  • (OCoLC)1050314491
Label
The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock : a novel, Imogen Hermes Gowar., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062859976
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
527DE50E-BB59-4000-86B5-6E3E29203DE9
System control number
  • on1050314491
  • (OCoLC)1050314491

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