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A Son of the Circus
A Son of the Circus by John Irving 0345389964 9780345389961
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A Son of the Circus by John Irving

A SON OF THE CIRCUS IS COMIC GENIUS....GET READY FOR IRVINGS MOST RAUCOUS NOVEL TO DATE. --The Boston Globe Dr. Farrokh Daruwalla, reared in Bombay by maverick foes of tradition, educated in Vienna, married to an Austrian and long a resident of Toronto, is a 59-year-old without a country, culture or religion to call his own....The novel may not be about India, but Irvings imagined India, which Daruwalla visits periodically, is a remarkable achievement--a pandemonium of servants and clubmen, dwarf clowns and transvestite whores, missionaries and movie stars. This is a land of energetic colliding egos, of modern media clashing with ancient cultures, of broken sexual boundaries. --New York Newsday HIS MOST DARING AND MOST VIBRANT NOVEL...The story of circus-as-India is told with gusto and delightful irreverence. --Bharati Mukherjee The Washington Post Book World Ringmaster Irving introduces act after act, until three (or more) rings are awhirl at a lunatic pace....[He] spills characters from his imagination as agilely as improbable numbers of clowns pile out of a tiny car....His Bombay and his Indian characters are vibrant and convincing. --The Wall Street Journal IRRESISTIBLE...POWERFUL...Irvings gift for dialogue shines. --Chicago Tribune

Author: John Irving

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 682

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Publication Date: 1995-08-30

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ISBN: 0345389964

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