Water for Elephants: A Novel

Water for Elephants: A Novel

Sara Gruen


notwithstanding he would possibly not converse of them, the stories nonetheless live inside of Jacob Jankowski's ninety-something-year-old brain. thoughts of himself as a tender guy, tossed via destiny onto a rickety teach that was once domestic to the Benzini Brothers so much miraculous express in the world. thoughts of a global full of freaks and clowns, with ask yourself and discomfort and anger and keenness; a global with its personal slender, irrational ideas, its personal lifestyle, and its personal manner of loss of life. the area of the circus: to Jacob it used to be either salvation and a residing hell. Jacob used to be there simply because his success had run out-orphaned and penniless, he had no path till he landed in this locomotive "ship of fools." It was once the early a part of the nice melancholy, and everybody during this third-rate circus was once fortunate to have any activity in any respect. Marlena, the superstar of the equestrian act, used to be there simply because she fell in love with the inaccurate guy, a good-looking circus boss with a large suggest streak. And Rosie the elephant was once there simply because she used to be the nice grey wish, the hot act that was once going to be the salvation of the circus; the single challenge used to be, Rosie did not have an act-in truth, she could not even persist with directions. The bond that grew between this not going trio used to be one in every of love and belief, and eventually, it used to be their in simple terms wish for survival. incredible, poignant, and humorous, Water for Elephants is that infrequent novel with a narrative so engrossing, one is reluctant to place it down; with characters so attractive, they proceed to reside lengthy after the final web page has been grew to become; with a global equipped of ask yourself, a global so actual, one starts off to respire its air.

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