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Orphans of the carnival : a novel

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Pronounced by the most eminent physician of the day to be "a true hybrid wherein the nature of woman presides over that of the brute," Julia Pastrana stood apart from the other carnival acts. She was fluent in English, French and Spanish, an accomplished musician with an exquisite singing voice, equally at ease riding horseback and turning pirouettes--but all anyone noticed was her utterly unusual face. Alternately vilified and celebrated, Julia toured through New Orleans, New York, London, Berlin, Vienna, and Moscow, often hobknobbing with high society as she made her fame and fortune. Beneath the flashy lights and thunderous applause lies a bright, compassionate young woman who only wants people to see beyond her hairy visage--and perhaps, the chance for love. When Julia visits a mysterious shaman in the back alleys of New Orleans, he gives her a potion and says that she'll find a man within the year. Sure enough, Julia soon meets Theodore Lent, a boyishly charming showman who catapults Julia onto the global stage. As they travel the world, the two fall into an easy intimacy, but the question of whether Theo truly cares for Julia or if his management is just a gentler form of exploitation lingers heavily with every kind word and soft embrace.".

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Clifton Springs Library Fic Bir (Text)
Adult Fiction
52115300313809
Available
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Naples Library FIC BIR (Text)
Chadwick Collection
52124300338642
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Palmyra Community Library BIR (Text)
Adult Fiction
52127300338017
Checked out
08/26/2019
Sodus Community Library FIC BIR (Text)
Adult Fiction
52148300446329
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Victor Farmington Library BIR (Text)
Adult Fiction
52128300771165
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