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Water for Elephants: A Novel - Gruen, Sara
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Jacob Jankowski says: "I am ninety. Or ninety-three. One or the other." At the beginning of Water for Elephants, he is living out his days in a nursing home, hating every second of it. His life wasn't always like this, however, because Jacob ran away and joined the circus when he was twenty-one. It wasn't a romantic, carefree decision, to be sure. His parents were killed in an auto accident one week before he was to sit for his veterinary medicine exams at Cornell. He buried his parents, learned that they left him nothing because they had mortgaged everything to pay his tuition, returned to school, went to the exams, and didn't write a single word. He walked out without completing the test and wound up on a circus train. The circus he joins, in Depression-era America, is second-rate at best. With Ringling Brothers as the standard, Benzini Brothers is far down the scale and pale by comparison. Water for Elephants is the story of Jacob's life with this circus. Sara Gruen spares no detail in chronicling the squalid, filthy, brutish circumstances in which he finds himself. The animals are mangy, underfed or fed rotten food, and abused. Jacob, once it becomes known that he has veterinary skills, is put in charge of the "menagerie" and all its ills. Uncle Al, the circus impresario, is a self-serving, venal creep who slaps people around because he can. August, the animal trainer, is a certified paranoid schizophrenic whose occasional flights into m contemporary,genre fiction,historical,literary,literature and fiction,romance Romance, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill

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Water for Elephants
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Gruen, Sara

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Water for Elephants

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An atmospheric, gritty, and compelling novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the 1930s circus world, by the bestselling author of

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781565124998
ISBN (ISBN-10): 1565124995
Hardcover
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Publishing year: 2006
Publisher: ALGONQUIN BOOKS OF CHAPEL HILL
335 Pages
Weight: 0,503 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 1565124995

ISBN - alternate spelling:
1-56512-499-5, 978-1-56512-499-8


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