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The Resource A Son of the Circus

A Son of the Circus

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A Son of the Circus
Title
A Son of the Circus
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A Hindi film star, an American missionary, a pair of twins separated at birth, a diminutive chauffeur, and a serial killer collide in a riotous novel by the author of The World According to Garp"His most entertaining novel since Garp."—The New York Times Book Review"A Son of the Circus is comic genius . . . get ready for [John] Irving's 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 Irving's 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 . . . Irving's gift for dialogue shines."—Chicago TribuneBONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from John Irving's In One Person
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Irving, John
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dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Thriller
  • Humor (Fiction)
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A Son of the Circus
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OVERDRIVE:1122f242-7e35-497e-bbb4-1446cbdec438
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9780307423931
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optical disk
Label
A Son of the Circus
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:1122f242-7e35-497e-bbb4-1446cbdec438
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307423931
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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