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LITTLE

Edward Carey
Tuesday, October 30th, 7:00PM
Event address: 
10720 Preston Road
Ste 1009B
Dallas, TX 75230
Little: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525534327
Availability: Not in store - Usually ships in 1-5 days
Published: Riverhead Books - October 23rd, 2018

The wry, macabre, unforgettable tale of an ambitious orphan in Revolutionary Paris, befriended by royalty and radicals, who transforms herself into the legendary Madame Tussaud.

In 1761, a tiny, odd-looking girl named Marie is born in a village in Switzerland. After the death of her parents, she is apprenticed to an eccentric wax sculptor and whisked off to the seamy streets of Paris, where they meet a domineering widow and her quiet, pale son. Together, they convert an abandoned monkey house into an exhibition hall for wax heads, and the spectacle becomes a sensation. As word of her artistic talent spreads, Marie is called to Versailles, where she tutors a princess and saves Marie Antoinette in childbirth. But outside the palace walls, Paris is roiling: The revolutionary mob is demanding heads, and . . . at the wax museum, heads are what they do.

In the tradition of Gregory Maguire’s WICKED and Erin Morgenstern’s THE NIGHT CIRCUS, Edward Carey’s LITTLE is a darkly endearing cavalcade of a novel--a story of art, class, determination, and how we hold on to what we love.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Edward Carey is a novelist, visual artist, and playwright. His acclaimed YA series, the Iremonger Trilogy, was a fan favorite, with citations for Best Books of the Year by The New York Times, NPR, and Kirkus Reviews. He is also the author of two adult novels, Observatory Mansions and Alva & Irva. Born in England, he now teaches at the University of Texas in Austin, where he lives with his wife, the author Elizabeth McCracken., and their family.