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God's Fool

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Publisher Comments:

In God’s Fool Mark Slouka, the acclaimed author of Lost Lake and Other Stories, presents us with an unparalleled novel about Chang and Eng, the original Siamese twins. In a masterstroke of creative storytelling, we experience their lives through Chang’s eyes.

Despite the incomparable predicament of their physical condition, Chang is wrapped in ordinary grace and suffering, searching for tranquility as he travels from Siam’s marketplace to Parisian salons, to London’s underworld and P.T. Barnum’s side show, all the while improbably connected to a man who becomes his sworn enemy. In a last attempt at a normal life, Chang and Eng retire from the sideshow and move to the American South where they marry two sisters and Chang finds short-lived peace and redemption in his love for his son Christopher. This peace, however, is overtaken as events in their adopted home country force them into a final terrifying battle with fate.

Synopsis:

An intriguing fictional biography of Chang and Eng, the first Siamese twins in recorded history, describes how these two men transcended their physical abnormality to live lives of remarkable grace, suffering, and love. A first novel. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

About the Author

\Mark Slouka's story "The Woodcarver's Tale" won a National Magazine Award in Fiction for Harper's in 1995. He is a graduate of Columbia and has taught at Columbia, Harvard, Penn State, and the University of Virginia. He lives in California with his wife and two children. Lost Lake is his first work of fiction

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307789754
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Subject:
General
Author:
Slouka, Mark
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Brothers
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20030708
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
288

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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Product details 288 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307789754 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An intriguing fictional biography of Chang and Eng, the first Siamese twins in recorded history, describes how these two men transcended their physical abnormality to live lives of remarkable grace, suffering, and love. A first novel. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
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