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The setting is New York in 1895. Sylvan Threadgill, a night-soiler cleaning out the privies behind the tenement houses, finds an abandoned newborn baby. Sylvan, an orphan himself is determined to find where she is from. Odile Church and her beautiful sister, Belle were raised in the Church of Marvels, their mother's spectacular Coney Island sideshow. The Church was recently burnt to the ground taking their mother with it. Now Belle, the family's star, has vanished into Manhattan, leaving Odile alone and trying to find her. Alphine is a young woman who awakens to find herself trapped across the river in Blackwell's Lunatic Asylum convinced it was all a ruse by her husband's overbearing mother. While on the ward, she meets a gorgeous young woman who does not speak, a girl with extraordinary talent that might save them both. Throughout the story, these strangers' live become more and more intertwined and their secrets unfold. Church of the Marvels moves readers from the Coney Island seashore to the Lower East Side and from a spectacular human circus to a terrifying asylum. Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author's most recent title from Vroman's. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman's Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.
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Leslie Parry is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her stories have appeared in The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Missouri Review, The Cincinnati Review and The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, among other publications. She was recently a resident at Yaddo and The Kerouac House. Her writing has also received a National Magazine Award nomination and an honorable mention in The Best American Short Stories 2013. She lives in Chicago.
“This quite literally marvelous novel takes you on a hallucinatory ride through old New York, until the four threads of its protagonists’ lives tangle and tighten like a noose. Irresistible.”
— Emma Donoghue, author of ROOM
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