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A novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the circus world circa 1932. When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, grifters, and misfits, a second-rate circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression, making one-night stands in town after endless town. A veterinary student who almost earned his degree, Jacob is put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It is there that he meets Marlena, the beautiful young star of the equestrian act, who is married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. He also meets Rosie, an elephant who seems untrainable until he discovers a way to reach her.--From publisher description.

Synopsis:

Ninety-something-year-old Jacob Jankowski remembers his time in the circus as a young man during the Great Depression, and his friendship with Marlena, the star of the equestrian act, and Rosie, the elephant, who gave them hope. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781565125858
Publisher:
Algonquin Books
Subject:
Literary
Author:
Gruen, Sara
Subject:
Romance - Historical
Subject:
Circus
Subject:
Depressions
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Vietnamese
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
NEWARRIVAL-MASS
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
May 2007
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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Product details pages Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - English 9781565125858 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Ninety-something-year-old Jacob Jankowski remembers his time in the circus as a young man during the Great Depression, and his friendship with Marlena, the star of the equestrian act, and Rosie, the elephant, who gave them hope. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.
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