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Slammerkin : A Novel by Emma Donoghue.

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Wow! I have never read a book quite like this one. Emma Donoghue creates one of the most fascinating and despicable main characters around. Don't mistake this for a typical historical fiction book. Although this story takes place in the mid 1700s, the characters and their devious actions are front and center. Mary Saunders longs for a better life, more possessions and a higher status in society. However, with each painful step she takes closer to the life of her dreams, she makes one disastrous decision after another to ruin her life and the lives of those around her. I couldn't stop reading this book. I kept hoping the main character would redeem herself or show some tiny sparkle of goodness. Alas, I am still waiting...

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Submitted by Paula N. @ MPL Central

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