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A son of the circus

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Random House,
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1st trade ed.
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 Tribune
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Grouping Title son of the circus
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Last Grouping Update 2018-11-14 04:18:00AM
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