Circus Home: A Novel of Life, Love and New Jersey by Jason Ollander-Krane
For fans of Gower’s The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock, Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Doctorow’s Ragtime, and Dickens’ The Pickwick Papers, this whimsical tale of a retirement home for retired circus performers wanders through the life stories of the home’s residents, including clowns, magicians and elephant tamers. The novel is narrated by the circus barker, who adds a poignant perspective on his companions.
The sweeping novel springs to life in New Jersey, along with settings as diverse as 1880s Brooklyn, 1920s Mississippi, 1940s Detroit, 1950s New York City, a west-bound wagon train, exotic Havana, pre-revolution Kiev, and Washington DC on the eve of The Great War. From laugh-out-loud funny to magically fantastic to heartbreaking. Purchase at http://bit.ly/3EAMiOL.