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Confessions of the fox, Jordy Rosenberg

Label
Confessions of the fox
Title
Confessions of the fox
Statement of responsibility
Jordy Rosenberg
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in the eighteenth century London underworld, this bawdy, genre-bending novel reimagines the life of thief and gaolbreaker Jack Sheppard to tell a profound story about gender, love, and liberation. Recently jilted and increasingly unhinged, Dr. Voth throws himself into his work, obsessively researching the life of Jack Sheppard, a legendary eighteenth century thief. No one knows Jack's true story--his confessions have never been found. That is, until Dr. Voth discovers a mysterious stack of papers titled Confessions of the Fox. Dated 1724, the manuscript tells the story of an orphan named P. Sold into servitude at twelve, P struggles for years with her desire to live as "Jack." When P falls dizzyingly in love with Bess, a sex worker looking for freedom of her own, P begins to imagine a different life. Bess brings P into the London underworld where scamps and rogues clash with London's newly established police force, queer subcultures thrive, and ominous threats of an oncoming plague abound. At last, P becomes Jack Sheppard, one of the most notorious--and most wanted--thieves in history. An imaginative retelling of Brecht's Threepenny Opera, Confessions of the Fox blends high-spirited adventure, subversive history, and provocative wit to animate forgotten histories and the extraordinary characters hidden within
Summary
A love story set in the eighteenth-century London of notorious thieves and queer subcultures, this genre-bending debut tells a profound story of gender, desire, and liberation
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10664770
Cataloging source
QRML
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosenberg, Jordy
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sheppard, Jack
  • Thieves
  • Transgender people
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Confessions of the fox, Jordy Rosenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [323]-329)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063697542
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 329 pages
Isbn
9781786496232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1021085788
Label
Confessions of the fox, Jordy Rosenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [323]-329)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063697542
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 329 pages
Isbn
9781786496232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1021085788

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