Edward Carey

Edward Carey is a novelist, visual artist, and playwright. His previous novels include The Swallowed Man (a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice), LittleAlva & Irva, and Observatory Mansions, and an acclaimed series for young adults, the Iremonger Trilogy. Born in England, he now teaches at the University of Texas in Austin, where he lives with his wife, Elizabeth McCracken, and their family.


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Event date: 

Saturday, November 4, 2023 - 3:00pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
Edith Holler: A Novel By Edward Carey Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593188903
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - October 31st, 2023

NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

The witty and entrancing story of a young woman trapped in a ramshackle English playhouse—and the mysterious figure who threatens the theater's very survival