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A son of the circus

Author: John Irving
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st trade edView all editions and formats
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An Indian-Canadian doctor returns to Bombay to seek a cure for a disease which afflicts circus dwarfs and is caught up in a serial killing of prostitutes. The action is interspersed with commentary on the lot of social misfits: prostitutes, dwarfs, himself--the doctor regarding himself a foreigner in both India and Canada.
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Genre/Form: Medical fiction
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Detective and mystery stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Irving, John, 1942-
Son of the circus.
New York : Random House, ©1994
(OCoLC)624400660
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Irving
ISBN: 0679434968 9780679434962 0747517630 9780747517634 055299605X 9780552996051 9780345417992 0345417992
OCLC Number: 29566583
Description: xviii, 633 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The crow on the ceiling fan --
The upsetting news --
The real policeman --
The old days --
The vermin --
The first one out --
Dr. Daruwalla hides in his bedroom --
Too many messages --
Second honeymoon --
Crossed paths --
The dildo --
The rats --
Not a dream --
Twenty years --
Dhar's twin --
Mr. Garg's girl --
Strange customs --
A story set in motion by the Virgin Mary --
Our lady of victories --
The bribe --
Escaping Maharashtra --
The temptation of Dr. Daruwalla --
Leaving the children --
The devil herself --
Jubilee day --
Good-bye, Bombay --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: John Irving.
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'The doctor was fated to go back to Bombay; he would keep returning again and again - if not forever, at least for as long as there were dwarves in the circus.'Born a Parsi in Bombay, sent to  Read more...

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"Daruwalla is another iconic Irving figure... Irving handles this incarnadine combination of farce and horror with high speed skill, creating a compulsively readable book" * Guardian * "[Irving] is Read more...

 
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