A Novel

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
As their father, the governor of a penal colony, tries to create a model prison, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne vow to become novelists, exploring the world through their imaginations, until the arrival of an unusual Irish convict upsets the balance.

Blackwell North Amer
Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Wolf live on Coldwater, a penal colony off the coast of Australia, where their father, Captain Wolf, rules the household with the same unyielding sternness he imposes on the inmates. The young women rarely venture beyond their corner of the island and meet no one but the prison guards. Their imaginations, however, know no boundaries, and together the three conjure up complex and magical lands. They vow to become novelists, dreaming of literary fame and of lives far from the harsh desolation of Coldwater.
As governor of the convict island, Captain Wolf is working on a masterpiece of his own - the perfect prison. His theories of prison management have proven remarkably effective: During his tenure, not one prisoner has escaped. The arrival of an unusual convict from famine-stricken Ireland seems an opportunity to create a model prisoner - until one of his daughters becomes obsessed with the handsome young man and the delicate balance the family has constructed is shaken beyond repair.

& Taylor

The daughters of the governor of an island penal colony off the coast of Australia, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Wolf live in the reclusive, harsh world of their stern father, seeking an escape only through their imaginations and writing, until the arrival of a handsome young convict from famine-stricken Ireland turns their family upside down.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385502603
Characteristics: p. cm


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