Water for elephants : a novel / Sara Gruen

Author(s): Gruen, Sara
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Subjects: Circus--Fiction
Circus performers--Fiction
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st pbk. ed
Published: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2007
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: 350 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2007280214
ISBN: 9781565125605 (pbk.)
ISBN: 1565125606 (pbk.)
Contains interview with author and book-group discussion questions
Summary: A novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the circus world circa 1932. When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, grifters, and misfits, a second-rate circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression, making one-night stands in town after endless town. A veterinary student who almost earned his degree, Jacob is put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It is there that he meets Marlena, the beautiful young star of the equestrian act, who is married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. He also meets Rosie, an elephant who seems untrainable until he discovers a way to reach her.--From publisher description
OCLC Number: 123132226
ISBN/ISSN: 9781565125605