Savage Girl

Savage Girl

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Penguin Putnam
A riveting tale from the author of The Orphanmaster about a wild girl from Nevada who lands in Manhattan’s Gilded Age society

Jean Zimmerman’s new novel tells of the dramatic events that transpire when an alluring, blazingly smart eighteen-year-old girl named Bronwyn, reputedly raised by wolves in the wilds of Nevada, is adopted in 1875 by the Delegates, an outlandishly wealthy Manhattan couple, and taken back East to be civilized and introduced into high society.

Bronwyn hits the highly mannered world of Edith Wharton?era Manhattan like a bomb. A series of suitors, both young and old, find her irresistible, but the willful girl’s illicit lovers begin to turn up murdered.

Zimmerman’s tale is narrated by the Delegate’s son, a Harvard anatomy student. The tormented, self-dramatizing Hugo Delegate speaks from a prison cell where he is prepared to take the fall for his beloved Savage Girl. This narrative?a love story and a mystery with a powerful sense of fable?is his confession.


Random House, Inc.
A riveting tale from the author of The Orphanmaster about a wild girl from Nevada who lands in Manhattan’s Gilded Age society

Jean Zimmerman’s new novel tells of the dramatic events that transpire when an alluring, blazingly smart eighteen-year-old girl named Bronwyn, reputedly raised by wolves in the wilds of Nevada, is adopted in 1875 by the Delegates, an outlandishly wealthy Manhattan couple, and taken back East to be civilized and introduced into high society.

Bronwyn hits the highly mannered world of Edith Wharton–era Manhattan like a bomb. A series of suitors, both young and old, find her irresistible, but the willful girl’s illicit lovers begin to turn up murdered.

Zimmerman’s tale is narrated by the Delegate’s son, a Harvard anatomy student. The tormented, self-dramatizing Hugo Delegate speaks from a prison cell where he is prepared to take the fall for his beloved Savage Girl. This narrative—a love story and a mystery with a powerful sense of fable—is his confession.

Baker & Taylor
Allegedly raised by wolves in the wilds of Nevada and adopted by a wealthy Manhattan couple that wants to civilize her, 18-year-old Bronwyn explosively enters high society and is implicated in the deaths of several suitors while her devoted brother resolves to take the fall for her.

Baker
& Taylor

Allegedly raised by wolves in the wilds of Nevada and adopted by a wealthy Manhattan couple, eighteen-year-old Bronwyn explosively enters Gilded Age high society and is implicated in the deaths of several suitors while her devoted brother resolves to take the fall for her.

Publisher: New York :, Viking,, [2014].
ISBN: 9780670014859
0670014850
Characteristics: 402 pages ; 24 cm

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