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.
Carter, Angela, 1940-1992
Nights at the circus
New York, NY :, Penguin Books,, 1993
294 p. ;,20 cm
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