The Circus in Winter by Cathy Day

The Circus in Winter

byCathy Day

Kobo ebook | July 6, 2005

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From 1884 to 1939, the Great Porter Circus made the unlikely choice to winter in an Indiana town called Lima, a place that feels as classic as Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, and as wondrous as a first trip to the Big Top. In Lima an elephant can change the course of a man's life-or the manner of his death. Jennie Dixianna entices men with her dazzling Spin of Death and keeps them in line with secrets locked in a cedar box. The lonely wife of the show's manager has each room of her house painted like a sideshow banner, indulging her desperate passion for a young painter. And a former clown seeks consolation from his loveless marriage in his post-circus job at Clown Alley Cleaners. Cathy Day follows the circus people into their everyday lives and brings the greatest show on earth to the page.

Title:The Circus in WinterFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 6, 2005Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0547864566

ISBN - 13:9780547864563

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unforgettable characters. A collection of short stories detailing the glory days and fall of a circus, all linked together like a rich tapestry. One of my all time favorites. Romance, drama, adventure, family, caring for animals, passion for art... this book touches on everything and paints a beautiful picture of the human experience, contained within the unusual world of a circus.
Date published: 2017-10-24