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Chang and Eng

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In this sublimely moving story of one of the 19th century's most fabled human oddities, Strauss rescues the original Siamese twins, Chang and Eng Bunker, from the sideshow of history, drawing from their extraordinary conjoined lives a first novel of exceptional beauty.

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Lucy Little, February 2, 2008 (view all comments by Lucy Little)
I enjoyed the read, but really can't give it more than three stars. The author wrote a fictional biography about Chang and Eng, the first well known conjoined twins. It follows their lives from their birth to poor parents in Siam through their marriage to two sisters in North Carolina. The basic dates and places are based on fact, but the details are fiction. I would have liked the story to not be so focused on the ongoing depair each of them felt, especially in their later years. The book alternates chapters between their early life and their married years. Looking for continuity, I eventually skipped every other chapter to complete one part of the story and then went back to finish the other.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780525945123
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Strauss, Darin
Publisher:
Dutton Adult
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
North carolina
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Siamese twins
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Freak shows
Subject:
Conjoined twins
Subject:
Bunker, Chang
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Series Volume:
033-99
Publication Date:
20000601
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.62 x 5.78 x 1 in 1.16 lb

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Product details 336 pages Dutton Books - English 9780525945123 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this sublimely moving story of one of the 19th century's most fabled human oddities, Strauss rescues the original Siamese twins, Chang and Eng Bunker, from the sideshow of history, drawing from their extraordinary conjoined lives a first novel of exceptional beauty.
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