By John Irving
“His such a lot unique novel given that Garp.”—The manhattan occasions publication Review
“A Son of the Circus is comedian genius . . . prepare for [John] Irving's such a lot raucous novel to date.”—The Boston Globe
“Dr. Farrokh Daruwalla, reared in Bombay via maverick foes of culture, knowledgeable in Vienna, married to an Austrian and lengthy a resident of Toronto, is a 59-year-old with no nation, tradition, or faith to name his personal. . . . the radical is probably not 'about' India, yet Irving's imagined India, which Daruwalla visits periodically, is a outstanding achievement—a pandemonium of servants and clubmen, dwarf clowns and transvestite whores, missionaries and picture stars. it is a land of vigorous colliding egos, of recent media clashing with old cultures, of damaged sexual boundaries.”—New York Newsday
“His so much bold and so much brilliant novel . . . the tale of circus-as-India is advised with gusto and pleasant irreverence.”—Bharati Mukherjee, The Washington put up publication World
“Ringmaster Irving introduces act after act, till 3 (or extra) earrings are awhirl at a lunatic speed. . . . [He] spills characters from his mind's eye as agilely as inconceivable numbers of clowns pile out of a tiny motor vehicle. . . . His Bombay and his Indian characters are shiny and convincing.”—The Wall highway Journal
“Irresistible . . . strong . . . Irving's reward for discussion shines.”—Chicago Tribune
BONUS: This version comprises an excerpt from John Irving's In One Person.
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