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Museum of Extraordinary Things



Simon & Schuster

Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


512 pages

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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Coralie has been brought up by her slightly sinister father to impersonate a mermaid in his Museum of Extraordinary Things – a freak show on Coney Island in the early years of the 20th century. She is kept separate from human society to preserve the illusion of her otherness, but as the nature of mass entertainment changes, her father looks for different attractions. He also displays her in less innocent circumstances, as his business declines…

Eddie is a young man who rejects his Jewish background and feels betrayed by what he perceives as his father’s weakness. He becomes intrigued by photography, and when he witnesses a terrible tragedy, finds himself embroiled in both cover-ups and mysteries.

How these two disparate characters find each other and their true place in the world is a riveting and beautifully detailed read. Lindy

By:   Hoffman
Imprint:   Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
Weight:   510g
ISBN:   9781471134807
ISBN 10:   1471134806
Pages:   512
Publication Date:   March 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Stock Indefinitely

Alice Hoffman wrote her first novel, Property Of, when she was 21. She has published a total of 28 works of fiction, including Practical Magic which was a major film starring Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock. Alice Hoffman now lives in Boston. Visit her website:

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