March 1, 2004
March 1, 2004
"An absolute charmer."--Library Journal Starred Review
"Simply put, this is a ripsnorting good historical yarn full of circus lore, so smartly told by an expert storyteller that it's the kind of book truly deserving that overused term 'page-turner.'"--Chicago Sun-Times
"With no safety net, Raleigh takes a spectacular highwire route...making it all look easy in this captivating tale of a decent man in a very hard world. Beguiling, wise and wonderful."--Kirkus Reviews Starred Review
"A heartwarming, often humorous story filled with interesting circus lore as well as deeper themes about the value of human connection, especially as life winds down."--Booklist
"Rollicking, warmhearted...As dramatic and engaging as a high-wire act, the novel combines honest story-telling with down-home wit. There's plenty of smartly written, feel-good fun under this big top."
For the boy, it was the first real chance for a future. For the man, it was one last chance to triumph over his past. Opportunities like these happen only once in a Blue Moon.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: Stages of Life, Westerns, Humorous Fiction, Human Qualities + Behavior, Arts + Entertainment, Literary Genres + Types of Novels
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: Arts + Entertainment, Humorous Fiction, Human Qualities + Behavior, Westerns, Stages of Life, Literary Genres + Types of Novels
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Michael Raleigh
- Online Item #: 13594714
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-69-3124
- ISBN: 9781402202384
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported