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- DescriptionAs a schoolboy he secretly hated his drab, ordered world; w, at the age of forty, he is finally fleeing from a life he can longer handle when he stumbles upon the circus. Not kwing why, only that he must, he follows after it, determined to build a new home and family. The Trapeze Artist draws together the past, present and future of one life to create a work of startling dexterity and vision - a haunting and heartbreaking account of a child, a boy, a man, desperate to free himself from the suffocating weight of his desires, his family and his grief. It speaks of what it is to grow up gay in a straight world, to be unable to communicate with those you love, and above all, the longing to break away, and to swing higher and higher...
- Author BiographyWill Davis is the author of two novels, My Side of the Story, which won the Betty Trask Prize 2007, and Dream Machine. He has trained as an aerialist and specializes in corde lisse (rope), tissu (silks) and static trapeze. He lives in Highbury, London.
- Author(s)Will Davis
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication09/05/2013
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Weight224 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
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