Aerialists

Förläg Bloomsbury Publishing (USA) Release date: 2019-02-19
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"e;Mark Mayer writes with a humorous, wistful elegance. His stories are singular, as detached and intimate as dreaming."e; --Marilynne RobinsonWelcome to the sublime circus of Mark Mayer's Michener-Copernicus-winning debut, Aerialists, a fiercely inventive collection of nine stories in which classic carnival characters become ordinary misfits seeking grandeur in a lonely world. Under the luminous tent of Mayer's prose, we see P.T. Barnum's caravan remade: A young misogynist finds a confidante in a cable-TV strongwoman. A realtor for the one percent invokes his inner murder clown. A skin-and-bones mathematician and his bearded wife plot revolution. A friendless peach farmer holds a funeral for a beloved elephant. And a model-train hobbyist prepares to throw his miniature world in the trash. The circus has always been a collection of American exaggerations-the bold, the beautiful, the freakish, the big. Aerialists finds these myths living in the everyday. Mayer's deftly drawn characters illuminate these small-scale spectaculars, and their attempted acts of daring and feats of strength are rendered with humor, generosity, and uncommon grace.

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Collection: Bloomsbury Publishing (USA)

Type: EPub

Pages: 304

ISBN: 9781635572162

Additional Information

Collection: Bloomsbury Publishing (USA)

Type: EPub

Pages: 304

ISBN: 9781635572162

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