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Title:A Son of the Circus
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ISBN:0345915623
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Number of Pages:680
Category:Fiction, India, Novels

A Son of the Circus by John Irving

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC A Son of the Circus A Hindi film star an American missionary twins separated at birth a dwarf chauffeur a serial killer all are on a collision course In the tradition of A Prayer for Owen Meany Irving s characters transcend nationality They are misfits coming from everywhere belonging nowhere Set almost entirely in India this is John Irving s most ambitious novel and a major publishing event

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Until I Find You, A Prayer for Owen Meany, A Son of the Circus, The Hotel New Hampshire, The Fourth Hand, Last Night in Twisted River, The World According to Garp, In One Person, A Widow for One Year, The Cider House Rules
The first of my father s illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings and the second was that human beings could survive a life led in hotels So says John Berry son of a hapless dreamer brother to a cadre of eccentric siblings and chronicler of the lives lived the loves experienced the deaths met and the myriad strange and wonderful times encountered by the family Berry Hoteliers pet bear owners friends of Freud the animal trainer and vaudevillian that is and playthings of mad fate they dream on in a funny sad outrageous and moving novel by the remarkable author of A Prayer for Owen Meany and Last Night in Twisted River, In in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire an anxious twelve year old boy mistakes the local constable s girlfriend for a bear Both the twelve year old and his father become fugitives forced to run from Coos County to Boston to southern Vermont to Toronto pursued by the implacable constable Their lone protector is a fiercely libertarian logger once a river driver who befriends them br br In a story spanning five decades b Last Night in Twisted River b John Irving s twelfth novel depicts the recent half century in the United States as a living replica of Coos County where lethal hatreds were generally permitted to run their course From the novel s taut opening sentence The young Canadian who could not have been more than fifteen had hesitated too long to its elegiac final chapter b Last Night in Twisted River b is written with the historical authenticity and emotional authority of b The Cider House Rules b and A b Prayer for Owen Meany b It is also as violent and disturbing a story as John Irving s breakthrough bestseller b The World According to Garp b br br What further distinguishes b Last Night in Twisted River b is the author s unmistakable voice the inimitable voice of an accomplished storyteller Near the end of this moving novel John Irving writes We don t always have a choice how we get to know one another Sometimes people fall into our lives cleanly as if out of the sky or as if there were a direct flight from Heaven to Earth the same sudden way we lose people who once seemed they would always be part of our lives, His most daringly political sexually transgressive and moving novel in well over a decade i Vanity Fair i br br Winner of a Lambda Literary Award br br A i New York Times i bestselling novel of desire secrecy and sexual identity i In One Person i is a story of unfulfilled love tormented funny and affecting and an impassioned embrace of our sexual differences Billy the bisexual narrator and main character of i In One Person i tells the tragicomic story lasting more than half a century of his life as a sexual suspect a phrase first used by John Irving in in his landmark novel of terminal cases i The World According to Garp i br br i In One Person i is a poignant tribute to Billy s friends and lovers a theatrical cast of characters who defy category and convention Not least i In One Person i is an intimate and unforgettable portrait of the solitariness of a bisexual man who is dedicated to making himself worthwhile, Eleven year old Owen Meany playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend New Hampshire hits a foul ball and kills his best friend s mother Owen doesn t believe in accidents he believes he is God s instrument What happens to Owen after that foul is both extraordinary and terrifying At moments a comic self deluded victim but in the end the principal tragic actor in a divine plan Owen Meany is the most heartbreaking hero John Irving has yet created br br from back cover