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“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only once. ” ― George R.R. Martin, A Dance With Dragons

Karen Memory

Author: Elizabeth Bear

ISBN: 9780765375247 | Publisher: Tor Books

Release Date: 2015-02-03 00:00:00

Availability: In stock

$25.99

Product Description

"You ain't gonna like what I have to tell you, but I'm gonna tell you anyway. See, my name is Karen Memery, like memory only spelt with an e, and I'm one of the girls what works in the Hotel Mon Cherie on Amity Street. Hotel has a little hat over the o like that. It's French, so Beatrice tells me."
Set in the late 19th century--when the city we now call Seattle Underground was the whole town (and still on the surface), when airships plied the trade routes, would-be gold miners were heading to the gold fields of Alaska, and steam-powered mechanicals stalked the waterfront, Karen is a young woman on her own, is making the best of her orphaned state by working in Madame Damnable's high-quality bordello. Through Karen's eyes we get to know the other girls in the house--a resourceful group--and the poor and the powerful of the town. Trouble erupts one night when a badly injured girl arrives at their door, beggin sanctuary, followed by the man who holds her indenture, and who has a machine that can take over anyone's mind and control their actions. And as if that wasn't bad enough, the next night brings a body dumped in their rubbish heap--a streetwalker who has been brutally murdered.
Bear brings alive this Jack-the-Ripper yarn of the old west with a light touch in Karen's own memorable voice, and a mesmerizing evocation of classic steam-powered science.

Additional Information

ISBN 9780765375247
Author Elizabeth Bear
UPC 0765375249
Binding / Format Hardcover
Publisher Tor Books
Language English
Release Date Feb 3, 2015
Aditional Formats N/A
Additional Book Covers N/A

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