Water for Elephants
|Format:||Paperback, 448 pages, Export film tie-in e Edition|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 06 January 2011|
When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, grifters, and misfits - the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth - a second-rate travelling circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression, making one-night stands in town after endless town. Jacob, a veterinary student who almost earned his degree, is put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It is there that he meets Marlena, the beautiful young star of the equestrian act, who is married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. He also meets Rosie, an elephant who seems untrainable until he discovers a way to reach her. Water for Elephants is illuminated by a wonderful sense of time and place. It tells a story of a love between two people that overcomes incredible odds in a world in which even love is a luxury that few can afford. Water for Elephants was a major movie starring Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon.
About the Author
Sara is the #1 bestselling author of Water for Elephants and Ape House. She lives in Western Northern Carolina with her husband, three children, four cats, two dogs, two horses, and a goat. Learn more about Sara and her books on her website, www.saragruen.com.
'I loved Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. Great story, loads of fun; hard to put down. So what if the heroine weighs 2500 pounds?' -- Stephen King 'Lovely and mesmerising.' -- Kirkus 'This masterpiece of storytelling is a book about what animals can teach people about love.' -- Susan Cheever 'You are so immersed in circus life that you are completely blinded by the thrilling, fatal dazzle of sequins and sawdust.' -- Daily Telegraph 'There is a tender story of first love, of murder, mayhem and animal and human brutality, of hucksters, whores and the general hoopla created when the circus rolls into town... This book is every bit the fabulous escapist entertainment that the big top once was.' -- Sunday Express
|Publisher: ||Two Roads|
|Dimensions: ||17.0 x 11.0 x 3.0 centimeters (0.24 kg)|