The Pilo Family Circus by Will ElliottThe Pilo Family Circus by Will Elliott

The Pilo Family Circus

byWill ElliottIntroduction byKatherine Dunn

Paperback | April 3, 2009

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'You have two days to pass your audition. You better pass it, feller. You're joining the circus. Ain't that the best news you ever got?' Delivered by a trio of psychotic clowns, this ultimatum plunges Jamie into the horrific alternate universe that is the centuries-old Pilo Family Circus, a borderline world between Hell and Earth from which humankind's greatest tragedies have been perpetrated. Yet in this place-peopled by the gruesome, grotesque, and monstrous-where violence and savagery are the norm, Jamie finds that his worst enemy is himself. When he applies the white face paint, he is transformed into JJ, the most vicious clown of all. And JJ wants Jamie dead! Echoes of Lovecraft, Bret Easton Ellis, Chuck Palahniuk, and early Stephen King resound through the pages of this magical, gleefully macabre work nominated as Best Novel by the International Horror Guild.
Will Elliott came to international attention when his debut novel,The Pilo Family Circus, won five Australian literary awards. In America it was short-listed for the International Horror Guild Award for best novel. His development as a writer began at nineteen, when Elliott dropped out of law school and was diagnosed with schizophrenia...
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Title:The Pilo Family CircusFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.78 inPublished:April 3, 2009Publisher:Underland PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0980226023

ISBN - 13:9780980226027

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Deeply disturbing, i.e. wonderfully disturbing http://shelf-monkey.blogspot.com/2009/01/pilo-family-circus-by-will-elliot.html
Date published: 2009-01-21