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The Lost Tribe of Coney Island: Headhunters, Luna Park, and the Man Who Pulled Off the Spectacle of the Century by Claire Prentice

*Shortlisted for the 2015 Brooklyn Eagles Literary Prize*

*Amazon Best Books of the Month, October 2014*

"Claire Prentice has produced a well-researched and engrossing account of the Igorrotes..." The New York Times

"Author Prentice ferreted this true tale from a variety of sources, and the pages of this incredible story are peppered with maps, period memorabilia (such as telegraphs and newspaper headlines), and weathered but fascinating photos of the Igorrotes themselves…This story of an astonishing spectacle is enhanced by Prentice’s sparkling prose." Booklist

"Prentice presents the story of the innocent tribe with sympathy; in her telling, the Igorrotes charm and entertain us once again after more than a century. The edifying, colorful adventures of headhunters captured in America by a sideshow rascal." Kirkus Reviews

"The Lost Tribe of Coney Island is at once an engrossing portrait of the Igorrote people and a fascinating meditation on the dark side of the American Dream. Claire Prentice has a reporter's nose for a good story, and a novelist's flair for telling it."     —Karen Abbott, New York Times best-selling author of Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy

"In her rich and absorbing account, Claire Prentice shines a bright light on the ‘primitive’ Igorrotes’ arrival in New York, and one opportunistic man's quest to profit from a Western obsession with ethnological entertainment. Historically meticulous, The Lost Tribe of Coney Island provides a fascinating glimpse into the heart and soul of America at the turn of the 20th century." —Gilbert King, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Devil in the Grove