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    Publisher: Canongate

    Orphans of the Carnival

    £8.99
    The dazzling new novel, evoking the thrilling world of the Victorian carnival, from the Man Booker-shortlisted author of Jamrach's Menagerie
    ISBN: 9781782116561
    AuthorCarol Birch
    Pub Date04/05/2017
    BindingPaperback
    Pages384
    Availability: In Stock

    A life in the spotlight will keep anyone hidden.

    Julia Pastrana is the singing and dancing marvel from Mexico. She is heralded across nineteenth-century Europe as much for her talent as for her unusual looks. Yet few can see past her freakish appearance to the ambitious woman within.

    Orphans of the Carnival sweeps us from the music halls of Vienna to an attic in modern-day South London, playing out an epic tale of grit, love, music and the triumph of the human spirit pushed to extremes.

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    A life in the spotlight will keep anyone hidden.

    Julia Pastrana is the singing and dancing marvel from Mexico. She is heralded across nineteenth-century Europe as much for her talent as for her unusual looks. Yet few can see past her freakish appearance to the ambitious woman within.

    Orphans of the Carnival sweeps us from the music halls of Vienna to an attic in modern-day South London, playing out an epic tale of grit, love, music and the triumph of the human spirit pushed to extremes.