A son of the circus.

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Ballantine Books, 1995, c1994.
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682 pages
"A SON OF THE CIRCUS IS COMIC GENIUS....GET READY FOR 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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APA Citation (style guide)

Irving, J. (19951994). A son of the circus. Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Irving, John, 1942-. 19951994. A Son of the Circus. Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Irving, John, 1942-, A Son of the Circus. Ballantine Books, 19951994.

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Irving, John. A Son of the Circus. Ballantine Books, 19951994. Print.

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