This book is a wonderful, gritty, poignant, and often scarily abusive story. I was drawn into the circus world of the Depression era and fell in love with the beautifully constructed characters within that world. The story told in Flashbacks from the main character Jacob takes a little getting used to, but I also fell for the older Jacob. Camel, Kinko, Marlena, August, Uncle Al, and especially Rosie will stay with me for awhile. This is a quick read, although most definitely a book for adults. Highly recommend it and cannot wait to see it adapted onto the big screen so I can see these characters jump from the page and my mind to a visual representation.
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