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A Son of the Circus

Irving, John

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ISBN 10: 0394280571 / ISBN 13: 9780394280578
Edité par Alfred A. Knopf Canada, NP [Toronto, ON, Canada?], 1994
Etat : Near Fine Couverture souple
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NP [Toronto, ON, Canada?]: Alfred A. Knopf Canada. 1994. F First Edition Thus. S Paperback. Near Fine. Slight rubbing to wrappers (chiefly to edges); slight internal browning to few edges; else a near fine copy internally. xviii, 633, [2] pages. Author's eighth novel, concerning a Parsi doctor in Canada (and including elements of a murder mystery set in Goa twenty years before). "Uncorrected Proof" (upper wrapper; with tentative publication date of September 10, 1994, tentative price of $32.00 (Canadian) and Knopf ISBN on upper wrapper). Signed by Irving in dark blue ink on publisher's printed paper label (with Knopf Canada logo at head and unpeeled backing to adhesive side). Nice, tight copy in light blue wrappers, with spine and upper wrapper printed black. Signed: I Signed by Author. N° de réf. du libraire L074104

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Titre : A Son of the Circus

Éditeur : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, NP [Toronto, ON, Canada?]

Date d'édition : 1994

Reliure : S Paperback

Illustrateur : B/w Title Vignette / Headpieces

Etat du livre :Near Fine

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : F First Edition Thus.

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Synopsis :

"A SON OF THE CIRCUS IS COMIC GENIUS....GET READY FOR 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 Tribune
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About the Author:

John Irving published his first novel, Setting Free the Bears, in 1968. He has been nominated for a National Book Award three times - winning once, in 1980, for the novel The World According to Garp. He also received an O. Henry Award in 1981 for the short story 'Interior Space'. In 1992, he was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In 2000, he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules - a film with seven Academy Award nominations. In 2001, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His most recent novel is Last Night in Twisted River.

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