The Greatest Show: Stories ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Michael Downs

The Greatest Show: Stories

LSU Press
Publication date: March 2012
ISBN: 9780807144534
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Inspired by the true story of the 1944 Hartford Circus Fire, the interconnected stories in Michael Downs's The Greatest Show explore the aftermath of disaster in a world of clowns, elephants, and childhood fantasies. In the opening story, Ania Lizsak, a young Polish housemaid, steals circus tickets from her employer to take her three-year-old son, Teddy, to the matinee. The fire nearly kills both and leaves them scarred in different ways: Teddy's mother enjoys the beautiful strangeness of the scar on her face, but the patches across Teddy's body inspire cruel schoolmates to call him "Lizard Liszak." Over time, his mother revels in her dramatic history while Teddy, having no memory of that day, seeks ways to return to it. These and other captivating characters appear throughout the book, creating a portrait of an American city and its people over five decades, raising questions about wounds and healing, memory and forgetting, and about the human capacity for kindness -- with all its futility and power -- in the midst of great loss.
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