Effigy -by Alissa York - a Signed Copy (aka: Effigy: Mormons. Polygamy. Taxidermy. Love. )

By: York, Alissa (signed)

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Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy, signed by York without inscription, ScotiaBank Giller Prize Finalist nover, ---"A stunning novel of loss, memory, despair and deliverance by one of Canada’s best young fiction writers, set on a Mormon ranch in nineteenth-century Utah. --Dorrie, a shock-pale child with a mass of untameable black hair, cannot recall anything of her life before she recovered from an illness at seven. A solitary child, she spends her spare time learning the art of taxidermy, completely fascinated by the act of bringing new and eternal life to the bodies of the dead. At fourteen, her parents marry her off to Erastus Hammer, a polygamous horse breeder and renowned hunter, who does not want to bed her. The role he has in mind for his fourth and youngest wife is creator of trophies of his most impressive kills, an urgent desire in him as he is slowly going blind. Happy to be given this work, Dorrie secludes herself in her workshop, away from Mother Hammer’s watchful eyes and the rivalry between the elder wives. --But as the novel opens, Hammer has brought Dorrie his latest kills, a family of wolves, and for the first time in her short life she struggles with her craft, dreaming each night of crows and strange scenes of violence. The new hand, Bendy Drown, is the only one to see her dilemma and to offer her help, a dangerous game in a Mormon household. Outside, a lone wolf prowls the grounds looking for his lost pack, and his nighttime searching will unearth the tensions and secrets of this complicated and conflicted family. --Inspired by the real events of the Mountain Meadows Massacre in 1857, Alissa York blends fact with fiction in a haunting story of a family separated by secrets and united by faith."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

Title: Effigy -by Alissa York - a Signed Copy (aka: Effigy: Mormons. Polygamy. Taxidermy. Love. )

Author Name: York, Alissa (signed)

Illustrator: Photo Cover

Categories: Canadian Literature Fiction,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Vintage Canada, 2007, 1st Edition thus, First Printing: 2007

ISBN Number: 0679314733

ISBN Number 13: 9780679314738

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 151278

Keywords: Davies, Robertson, (signed), The Lyre of Orpheus, ....a signed Copy