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An edition of The Circus in Winter (2004)

The circus in winter

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Publisher
Harcourt
Language
English
Pages
274

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From 1884 to 1939, the Great Porter Circus makes the unlikely choice to winter in an Indiana town called Lima, a place that feels as ordinary as Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, and as wondrous as a first trip to the Big Top.

Over three generations, the circus transforms this small town, providing a magical backdrop to daily life. In Lima, Indiana, meeting an elephant can change a man's life or the manner of his death. Jeanne 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 the young painter. And a loveless marriage in his post-circus job at Clown Alley Cleaners. In Lima, legend and lore outlive the circus itself, luring contemporary inhabitants to faraway places in search of the adventure that has moved on.

The connected tales of The Circus in Winter display the rise and fall of an American circus. Cathy Day follows the performers and their progeny into history, vividly bringing the everyday lives of circus people to the page.
--front flap

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Circus in Winter
2005, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
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Circus in Winter
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The Circus in Winter
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The circus in winter
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Edition Notes

Genre
Fiction
Copyright Date
2004

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
viii, 274 p. :
Number of pages
274

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23272649M
Internet Archive
circusinwinter0000dayc
ISBN 10
015101048X
ISBN 13
9780151010486
LCCN
2003025033
OCLC/WorldCat
53469618
Library Thing
16337
Goodreads
62614907

Work Description

The Circus in Winter is the debut novel/short story collection by American author Cathy Day published in 2004. It was a runner up in the inaugural Story Prize. and a finalist for the GLCA New Writers Award and the Great Lakes Book Award.

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Circus proprietors are not born to sawdust and spangles.
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