[Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop hosted by Pen to Paper]
This week on my wishlist is Emma Donoghue’s highly-anticipated new novel Frog Music. In Canada, it will be published by HarperCollins Canada on March 25th, 2014 in hardcover and eBook formats.
Truth be told, I actually tried winning an advanced copy of this book through HarperCollins Canada’s Medal 4 Books giveaway they were hosting throughout the Winter Olympic Games. I had read Donoghue’s award-winning book Room a few years ago and found it to be a gripping and thought-provoking book. Room poses interesting questions about the vulturistic nature of media and explores the effects sensationalism has in trivializing the sufferings of victims for monetary gains. It was a perspective that I wasn’t expecting, and that element of surprise is what draws me to want to read Frog Music.
In Frog Music, Donoghue once again takes a real-life story and gives it her interpretation. “Based on real people and documents,” Frog Music “digs up a long-forgotten, never-solved crime” (HarperCollins). The story is set in San Francisco and centers around French burlesque dancer Blanche Beunon’s quest to find out the truth about her friend Jenny’s murder.
Just reading the book’s blurb gives me goosebumps. I can’t wait to get my hands on this book and delve into the mysterious underground world of burlesque dancing and crime. I’m also eager to analyze the book as I often find that to be the most rewarding part of reading and, in my experience, Donoghue always gives readers lots to talk and think about.
Bonus: Here’s the book trailer, recently released on Goodreads:
Have you read Room? Will you be picking up Frog Music? Let me know what’s on your wishlist!