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The Resource A Son of the Circus

A Son of the Circus

Label
A Son of the Circus
Title
A Son of the Circus
Statement of responsibility
John Irving
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Twenty years after he had been the examining physician of two victims of a transsexual serial killer, Dr. Farrokh Daruwalla leaves Toronto to return to his native Bombay and comes face to face with his own past and the murderer
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 1994.
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Cataloging source
HCO
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
A Son of the Circus
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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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Isbn
9780307423931
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Specific material designation
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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