Church Of Marvels
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New York, 1895. On a single night, the lives of four outsiders - an orphaned bare-knuckle boxer, a former sideshow performer and her beautiful younger sister, and an innocent woman trapped in a lunatic asylum - become irrevocably entwined as their stories and secrets come to light. Moving from the Coney Island seashore to the tenement-studded streets of the Lower East side, a spectacular human circus to a brutal, terrifying asylum, Church of Marvels takes readers back to turn-of-the-century New York - a city of hardship and dreams, love and loneliness, hope and danger. In magnetic, luminous prose, Leslie Parry offers a richly atmospheric vision of the past in a narrative of astonishing beauty, full of wondrous enchantments. This marvelous debut will leave readers breathless.