'Wildly inventive, highly entertaining' The Times In the late 1860s, as America was recovering from Lincoln's assassination, a man named P.
T. Barnum opened a museum in New York City. Filled with oddities from around the world, it also hosted a number of sideshow freaks -- including The Transformation of Bartholomew Fortuno's narrator, the Human Skeleton.
This atmospheric and utterly original story of how he fell in love with the Bearded Lady is a moving novel about human appetites and longings, exploring what it means to be profoundly unique -- and demonstrating love's power to transcend even the greatest divisions. 'A rich tapestry of romance, illusory science, criminal trickery and human intrigue.
Let the show begin' Kirkus
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 02/09/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780330518871