. . . of my novella Circus:
Just like Pagliacci did . . .
But this book doesn’t keep its feelings hid. Fonvielle is brave with his love for his characters and it shows in their movement, their frailty, their beauty, and their courage.
And he loves the “impossible possibilities” he sees in circus life, a traveling world of outsiders, a seemingly romantic world but one truly of the harshest realism, where human nature is laid bare in our desire to believe, and where grace and tragedy can both be found in the sawdust and elephant dung.
If you despise cynicism, appreciate moral complexity, value clear writing and respect pure feeling, read this book.