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Title:A Son of the Circus
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:eBooks
ISBN:0345915623
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Number of Pages:680
Category:Fiction, India, Novels

A Son of the Circus by John Irving

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC A Son of the Circus A Hindi film star an American missionary twins separated at birth a dwarf chauffeur a serial killer all are on a collision course In the tradition of A Prayer for Owen Meany Irving s characters transcend nationality They are misfits coming from everywhere belonging nowhere Set almost entirely in India this is John Irving s most ambitious novel and a major publishing event

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A Prayer for Owen Meany, Last Night in Twisted River, The Fourth Hand, Until I Find You, The World According to Garp, A Son of the Circus, In One Person, The Cider House Rules, The Hotel New Hampshire, A Widow for One Year
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