Sophi Fevvers - the toast of Europe's capitals, courted by the Prince of
Wales, painted by Toulouse-Lautrec - is an aerialiste extraordinaire, star
of Colonel Kearney's circus. She is also part woman, part swan. Jack
Walser, an American journalist, is on a quest to discover Fevvers's true
identity: Is she part swan or all fake? Dazzled by his love for Fevvers,
and desperate for the scoop of a lifetime, Walser joins the circus on its
tour. The journey takes him - and the reader - on an intoxicating trip
through turn-of-the-century London, St. Petersburg, and Siberia - a tour so
magical that only Angela Carter could have created it.--Back cover.

Angela Carter—Nights At The Circus

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