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A Son of the Circus
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A Son of the Circus Hardcover - 1994

by John Irving


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Set in India with a complicated cast of characters including a Hindu film star, an American missionary, twins separated at birth, and a dwarf chauffeur, the plot of A Son of the Circus revolves around prostitutes murdered by a transsexual serial killer. The murders bring together a host of outcasts. Entertaining and hefty, the over 600-page novel, Irving's eighth, received mixed reviews. The artwork for the original dust jacket for A Son of the Circus was by Honi Werner, who created iconic covers for a broad range of literary and mystery books by authors including Thomas Berger, Bebe Moore Campbell, E.L. Doctorow, Isabel Allende, Philippa Gregory, Peter Hoeg, and Donna Leon.

Random House printed Irving’s three early novels before he moved to Dutton for his first best-selling success, The World According to Garp (1978). Irving followed with other best-sellers, The Cider House Rules (1985) and A Prayer for Owen Meany (1989) before returning to Random House to print what is said to be his most complicated and difficult book - A Son of the Circus

First Edition Identification

A Son of the Circus was first published in August 1994 by Random House. First editions of Random House titles of this term have "first edition" on the copyright page, and a number line starting with a 2  (2nd printings have the same number line, no “first edition.”) First British edition was published by Bloomsbury the same year.

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  • Title A Son of the Circus
  • Author John Irving
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition First Edition
  • Pages 633
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Random House (NY), New York
  • Date 1994
  • ISBN 9780679434962 / 0679434968
  • Weight 2.58 lbs (1.17 kg)
  • Dimensions 9.57 x 6.8 x 2.13 in (24.31 x 17.27 x 5.41 cm)
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 93044750
  • Dewey Decimal Code FIC
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