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Astray

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Counterfeiter. Dishwasher. Prostitute. Attorney. Sculptor. Mercenary. Elephant. Corpse. The fascinating characters that roam across the pages of Emma Donoghue's latest fact-inspired fictions have all gone astray: they are emigrants, runaways, drifters. They cross other borders, too: those of race, law, sex and sanity. They travel for love or money, incognito or under duress. Donoghue describes the brutal plot hatched by a slave in conjunction with his master's wife to set them both free; she draws out the difficulties of gold mining in the Yukon, even in the supposedly plentiful early days, and she takes us to an early Puritan community in Massachusetts unsettled by an invented sex scandal. Astray also includes The Hunt, a shocking confession of one soldier's violent betrayal during the American Revolution, which has been shortlisted for the 2012 Sunday Times Short Story Award. Astray is a sequence of fourteen stories by the prize-winning author of Room and The Sealed Letter. These strange, true tales light up four centuries of wanderings, offering a past made up of deviations, and a surprising and moving history for restless times.

Издательство: "Macmillan Publishers" (2013)

ISBN: 978-1-4472-0950-8

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  • Astray — A*stray , adv. & a. [See {Estray}, {Stray}.] Out of the right, either in a literal or in a figurative sense; wandering; as, to lead one astray. [1913 Webster] Ye were as sheep going astray. 1 Pet. ii. 25. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • astray — (adv.) c.1300, astraied away from home; lost, borrowed and partially nativized from O.Fr. estraie, pp. of estraier astray, riderless (of a horse), lost, lit. on stray (see STRAY (Cf. stray) (v.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • astray — I adjective aberrant, adrift, afield, amiss, awry, circuitous, deviating, errant, erratic, indirect, lost, misguided, misled, off center, out of one s bearings, out of one s reckoning, random, round about, straying, undirected, unguided II index… …   Law dictionary

  • astray — *amiss …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • astray — [adj] off the path or right direction adrift, afield, amiss, awry, gone, lost, off, off course, off the mark, roaming, straying, vanished, wandering, wrong; concepts 545,581 Ant. on course, right, straight …   New thesaurus

  • astray — ► ADVERB ▪ away from the correct path or direction. ORIGIN from Old French estraie, from Latin extra out of bounds + vagari wander …   English terms dictionary

  • astray — [ə strā′] adv., adj. [ME < pp. of OFr estraier, STRAY] 1. off the right path or way; wandering 2. in error …   English World dictionary

  • astray — a|stray [əˈstreı] adv [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: estraié wandering , from estraier; STRAY1] 1.) go astray a) to be lost or stolen ▪ The letter had gone astray in the post. b) if a plan or action goes astray, it goes wrong ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • astray — [[t]əstre͟ɪ[/t]] 1) PHRASE: V inflects If you are led astray by someone or something, you behave badly or foolishly because of them. The judge thought he d been led astray by older children. 2) PHRASE: V inflects If someone or something leads you …   English dictionary

  • astray — adverb 1 go astray a) to become lost: One of the documents has gone astray. b) humorous to start behaving in an immoral way 2 lead sb astray a) often humorous to encourage someone to do bad or immoral things that they would not normally do: His… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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