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The greatest show : stories

Author: Michael Downs
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2012.
Series: Yellow shoe fiction.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Fire sweeps along the wall of a circus tent while inside thousands of people enjoy a Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey matinee. Within minutes, flames consume the canvas and vast sections collapse, killing 168 people and injuring hundreds more. Inspired by the 1944 Hartford Circus Fire, the interconnected stories in 'The greatest show' explores the aftermath of this disaster"--Publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Downs
ISBN: 9780807144527 0807144525 9780807144534 0807144533 9780807144541 0807144541 9780807144558 080714455X
OCLC Number: 753626214
Description: 183 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Ania --
Ex-husband, years removed --
Ellen at the end of summer --
Son of Captain America --
Mrs. Liszak --
At the beach --
Elephant --
Boxing snowmen --
The greatest show --
History class.
Series Title: Yellow shoe fiction.
Responsibility: Michael Downs.

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"Fire sweeps along the wall of a circus tent while inside thousands of people enjoy a Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey matinee. Within minutes, flames consume the canvas and vast sections collapse, killing 168 people and injuring hundreds more. Inspired by the 1944 Hartford Circus Fire, the interconnected stories in 'The greatest show' explores the aftermath of this disaster"--Publisher description.

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