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A son of the circus

A son of the circus

Author: John Irving

Year: 1995

I am a major fan of Irving and this book did not fail to fulfill its promises!
In a bit of an absurd world, India is really well depicted and the plot keeps you awake ;)

t center stage is Farrokh Daruwalla, an alienated, middle-aged, Bombay-born doctor who returns to his birthplace to study circus dwarfs. Farrokh becomes entangled in a case involving a serial murderer who carves the image of a winking elephant on his victims' torsos. This storyline bounces around like the proverbial three-ring circus and features a cast of eunuchs, hippies, movie stars, transsexuals, and clergymen.

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