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Water for elephants : a novel / Sara Gruen.

Water for elephants : a novel / Sara Gruen.
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ISBN 9781594132001
Author Gruen, Sara
Title Water for elephants : a novel / Sara Gruen.
Edition Large print ed.
Publisher/Date Chapel Hill Algonquin Books, 2007.
Pagination etc. 559 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Summary Note "Though he may not speak of them, the memories still dwell inside Jacob Jankowski's ninety-something-year-old mind. Memories of himself as a young man, tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. Memories of a world filled with freaks and clowns, with wonder and pain and anger and passion; a world with its own narrow, irrational rules, its own way of life, and its own way of death. The world of the circus: to Jacob it was both salvation and a living hell."
"Jacob was there because his luck had run out - orphaned and penniless, he had no direction until he landed on this locomotive "ship of fools." It was the early part of the Great Depression, and everyone in this third-rate circus was lucky to have any job at all. Marlena, the star of the equestrian act, was there because she fell in love with the wrong man, a handsome circus boss with a wide mean streak. And Rosie the elephant was there because she was the great gray hope, the new act that was going to be the salvation of the circus; the only problem was, Rosie didn't have an act - in fact, she couldn't even follow instructions. The bond that grew among this unlikely trio was one of love and trust, and ultimately, it was their only hope for survival."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Circus -- Fiction
Depressions -- 1929 -- Fiction
Circus performers -- Fiction
Historical fiction.
Love stories.
Shelf Location LP GRUE
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