The Resource Confessions of the Fox : A Novel, Jordy Rosenberg

Confessions of the Fox : A Novel, Jordy Rosenberg

Label
Confessions of the Fox : A Novel
Title
Confessions of the Fox
Title remainder
A Novel
Statement of responsibility
Jordy Rosenberg
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Set in the eighteenth century London underworld, this bawdy, genre-bending novel reimagines the life of thief and jailbreaker Jack Sheppard to tell a profound story about gender, love, and liberation. Recently jilted and increasingly unhinged, Dr. Voth throws himself into his work, obsessively researching the life of Jack Sheppard, a legendary eighteenth century thief. No one knows Jack's true story--his confessions have never been found. That is, until Dr. Voth discovers a mysterious stack of papers titled Confessions of the Fox. Dated 1724, the manuscript tells the story of an orphan named P. Sold into servitude at twelve, P struggles for years with her desire to live as "Jack." When P falls dizzyingly in love with Bess, a sex worker looking for freedom of her own, P begins to imagine a different life. Bess brings P into the London underworld where scamps and rogues clash with London's newly established police force, queer subcultures thrive, and ominous threats of an oncoming plague abound. At last, P becomes Jack Sheppard, one of the most notorious--and most wanted--thieves in history. An imaginative retelling of Brecht's Threepenny Opera, Confessions of the Fox blends high-spirited adventure, subversive history, and provocative wit to animate forgotten histories and the extraordinary characters hidden within. "Confessions of the Fox is a riotous and transporting novel. It's rich in the sound of another time, while thrillingly germane to our own. Jordy Rosenberg is a total original--part scamp, part genius--who has written a rollicking page-turner of a first novel. Hang on for the ride."--Maggie Nelson, author of The Argonauts "Hot damn! Jordy Rosenberg is one of the finest new talents I've seen in many years, and Confessions of the Fox is a startlingly good debut novel. The book is rich with fact and well-invented fiction, bubbling with ideas that surprise and satisfy."--Victor LaValle, author of The Changeling"--
  • Scholar Dr. Voth throws himself into his work, obsessively researching the life of Jack Sheppard, a legendary eighteenth century thief. He discovers a mysterious stack of papers titled Confessions of the Fox. Dated 1724, the manuscript tells the story of an orphan named P. Sold into servitude at twelve, P struggles for years with her desire to live as "Jack." When P falls dizzyingly in love with Bess, a sex worker looking for freedom of her own, P begins to imagine a different life. Bess brings P into the London underworld where queer subcultures thrive. At last, P becomes Jack Sheppard, one of the most notorious-- and most wanted-- thieves in history. -- adapted from publisher info
Summary
A love story set in the eighteenth-century London of notorious thieves and queer subcultures, this genre-bending debut tells a profound story of gender, desire, and liberation
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2018.
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10664770
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TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosenberg, Jordy,
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
PS3618.O8323
LC item number
C66 2018eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sheppard, Jack
  • Sheppard, Jack
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Historical
  • Thieves
  • Transgender people
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Historical / General
  • FICTION / LGBT / Transgender
  • Thieves
  • Transgender people
  • London (England)
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Confessions of the Fox : A Novel, Jordy Rosenberg
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-329)
Carrier category
online resource
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rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
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Control code
on1042161095
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 329 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780399592294
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computer
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Label
Confessions of the Fox : A Novel, Jordy Rosenberg
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-329)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1042161095
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 329 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780399592294
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
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remote
Stock number
F42C9AF9-BB1A-4E30-AD82-C27D9E052719

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