The Troupe

The Troupe

Book - 2012
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Vaudeville: mad, mercenary, dreamy, and absurd, a world of clashing cultures and ferocious showmanship and wickedly delightful deceptions.

But sixteen-year-old pianist George Carole has joined vaudeville for one reason only: to find the man he suspects to be his father, the great Heironomo Silenus. Yet as he chases down his father's troupe, he begins to understand that their performances are strange even for vaudeville: for wherever they happen to tour, the very nature of the world seems to change.

Because there is a secret within Silenus's show so ancient and dangerous that it has won him many powerful enemies. And it's not until after he joins them that George realizes the troupe is not simply touring: they are running for their lives.

And soon...he is as well.

Publisher: New York : Orbit, c2012
ISBN: 9780316187527
0316187526
Branch Call Number: FIC Benn
Characteristics: 505 p. ; 21 cm

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Phil_R May 29, 2019

One of those novels where you plan to stop at the next chapter, then end up reading the entire next chapter. Lacks the intensity of Divine Cities, but really cool to see the groundwork laid out here for his future work where the magic gets so real.

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