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Son of the Circus, A

by John Irving

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  • 34 Currently reading

Published by Brilliance Audio on MP3-CD Lib Ed .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Suspense,
  • Fiction / General,
  • General,
  • Fiction,
  • Unabridged Audio - Fiction/Suspense & Thriller

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsDavid Colacci (Narrator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatAudio CD
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9414509M
    ISBN 101423336003
    ISBN 109781423336006
    OCLC/WorldCa148803747

    A son of the circus, p.1 A Son of the Circus, p.1 John Irving4/5(32). A Son of the Circus definitely qualifies as one of Irving’s oddest creations, but for most of the way it’s among his most satisfying. Like most Irving novels, it’s a sprawling book that swoops around the globe and through multiple generations of history.

    About the Book; Note from John Irving; Book Trailer One; Audiobook; The Books; News & Events; John Irving on Facebook; John Irving. Introduction; Note from John Irving; Bio; Interviews; John Irving on Facebook; Amazon B & N IndieBound Powell’s. A Son of the Circus. Posted Septem Add Comment. A Son of the Circus Summary. At over six hundred pages, A Son of the Circus is a huge book, as if Irving wanted to pack into it something about all of the themes he has addressed in his previous novels.

    A Son Of The Circus: A Novel: Irving, John: Books - Skip to main content. Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Returns & Orders Try Prime Cart. Books Go Search 4/5(). Get this from a library! A son of the circus. [John Irving] -- An Indian-Canadian doctor returns to Bombay to seek a cure for a disease which afflicts circus dwarfs and is caught up in a serial killing of prostitutes. The action is interspersed with commentary.


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The son of the circus from the title is Doctor Farokh Daruwalla, a somewhat surprising choice as main character that has to carry on his shoulders such a hefty narrative. At first glance he is a placid little man, of a rather short stature and rotund /5.

“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 year-old without a country, culture, or religion to call his own/5(36).

Voices: Son of the Circus - A Victorian Story explores the life of a young mixed-race boy, Ted, living with his mother and poorly older brother in Victorian Bradfield. When a stranger, a man the boys don't remember ever seeing before, appears in their kitchen, Ted /5.

“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 year-old without a country, culture, or religion to call his own/5().

About A Son of the Circus. 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.

Irving fans awaiting his new novel. A SON OF THE CIRCUS, Irving's eighth, arrived in to mixed reviews. The plot and geographical locations were even more complex, if such is possible, than his prior bestsellers. Irving introduced characters in foreign settings with foreign names who had physical and personality traits with.

A Son of the Circus () is a novel by American writer John Irving. It was a return to his first publisher, Random House, under whose imprint Irving's first three novels appeared. Though the setting is Mumbai, India and though the book describes the "Great Blue Nile" circus in detail, the novel has many other : John Irving.

"A Son of the Circus () raises the question of the consequences when an author too forcefully reminds the reader of his narrative control. Irving makes his characters less involving because he overwhelms the illusion that they are free.".

Circus of Books () InKaren and Barry Mason had fallen on hard times and were looking for a way to support their young family when they /10(K). 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 /5(14).

“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 year-old without a country, culture, or religion to call his own/5(55).

Voices: Son of the Circus - A Victorian Story explores the life of a young mixed-race boy, Ted, living with his mother and poorly older brother in Victorian Bradfield. When a stranger, a man the boys don't remember ever seeing before, appears in their kitchen, Ted is hit with a shocking revelation.

This man is his father - the first black circus owner in Victorian Britain, Pablo Fanque. Free download or read online A Son of the Circus pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by John Irving.

The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this fiction, cultural story are,/5. Based on real people and historical events, Son of the Circus is a tale of triumph, perseverance, fitting in and standing out in a crowd.

With a real feel of Victorian Britain, the story deals delicately with the experience of being a person of colour in the latter part of the 19th century, and delights readers with the intricacies of circus life. Born a Parsi in Bombay, sent to university and medical school in Vienna, Dr.

Farrokh Daruwalla is a year-old orthopedic surgeon and a Canadian citizen who lives in Toronto. Periodically, the doctor returns to Bombay, where most of his patients are crippled children.

Once, 20 years ago, Dr. Daruwalla was the examining physician of two murder victims in Goa.3/5(27). Though there are flashes here of the dramatic verve of The World According to Garp and Cider House Rules, Irving's long-awaited eighth novel is generally a tedious affair: rambling; lacking suspense; devoid of energetic or lyric prose; sometimes verging on farce and other times almost as lethargic as the sultry atmosphere.

Circus of Books is a new Netflix documentary about Karen and Barry Mason, the straight, conservative couple who ran a gay porn empire. Here’s what happened to them after they shut shop. Karen Author: Reiss Smith. Irving (A Prayer for Owen Meany,etc.) sets his new book about outcasts and freaks in India, but the story is weighed down by the same stale bag of tricks he has been trotting out since Garp, only now they are more tedious than ever.

Voices: Son of the Circus - A Victorian Story explores the life of a young mixed-race boy, Ted, living with his mother and poorly older brother in Victorian Bradfield. When a stranger, a man the boys don't remember ever seeing before, appears in their kitchen, Ted is hit with a 5/5(5).

Buy a cheap copy of A Son of the Circus book by John Irving. A SON OF THE CIRCUS IS COMIC READY FOR IRVING'S MOST RAUCOUS NOVEL TO DATEThe Boston GlobeDr. Farrokh Daruwalla, reared 5/5(4).John Irving’s sweeping novel A Son of the Circus tells many stories.

The central character, around whom the colorful cast is centered, is a doctor .A Son of the Circus is no different, and after reading pages of the book, I was convinced it was Irving’s best, and all the more of an accomplishment for an American writer in that it was set largely in Bombay.

I cared about the characters and was eager to .