Nights at the Circus

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Synopsis

Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction

From the master of the literary supernatural and author of The Bloody Chamber, her acclaimed novel about the exploits of a circus performer who is part-woman, part-swan

Sophi Fevvers-the toast of Europe's capitals, courted by the Prince of Wales, painted by Toulouse-Lautrec-is an aerialiste extraordinaire, star of Colonel Kearney's circus. She is also part woman, part swan. Jack Walser, an American journalist, is on a quest to discover Fevvers's true identity: Is she part swan or all fake? Dazzled by his love for Fevvers, and desperate for the scoop of a lifetime, Walser joins the circus on its tour. The journey takes him-and the reader-on an intoxicating trip through turn-of-the-century London, St. Petersburg, and Siberia-a tour so magical that only Angela Carter could have created it.

Book information

ISBN: 9780140077032
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 19
Language: English
Sales rank: 18907
Number of pages: 294
Weight: 249g
Height: 195mm
Width: 127mm
Spine width: 22mm