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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,fiction,genre fiction,historical,literary,literature and fiction,romance Romance, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill

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Over 10,000,000 copies in print worldwide #1 New York Times Bestseller A Los Angeles Times Bestseller A Wall Street Journal Bestseller A Newsday Favorite Book of 2006 A USA Today Bestseller A Major Motion Picture starring Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, and Christoph Waltz Jacob Janowski's luck had run out'e*orphaned and penniless, he had no direction until he landed on a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. A veterinary student just shy of a degree, he was put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It was the Great Depression and for Jacob the circus was both his salvation and a living hell. There he met Marlena, the beautiful equestrian star married to August, the charismatic but brutal animal trainer. And he met Rosie, an untrainable elephant who was the great hope for this third-rate traveling show. The bond that grew among this group of misfits was one of love and trust, and ultimately, it was their only hope for survival. contemporary,fiction,genre fiction,historical,literary,literature and fiction,romance Romance, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Algonquin Books Of Chapel Hill, 2006. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Purple paper-covered boards with purple backstrip and gilt lettering. Light bump to head and heel of spine, hint of edgewear. Text is clean and white, no marks. Unclipped DJ shows extremely mild edgewear. "Though he may not speak of them, the memories still dwell inside Jacob Jankowski's ninety-something-year-old mind. Memories of himself as a young man, tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show On Earth. Memories of a world filled with freaks and clowns, with wonder and pain and anger and passion; a world with its own narrow, irrational rules, its own way of life, and its own way of death. The world of the circus: to Jacob it was both salvation and a living hell." (from the jacket), Algonquin Books Of Chapel Hill, 2006

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Water for Elephants

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
Paperback
Publishing year: 2006
Publisher: ALGONQUIN BOOKS OF CHAPEL HILL
335 Pages
Weight: 0,503 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 9781565124998

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


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