Publish date: June 6th 2013
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Pages no: 289
Edition language: English
Title: Carnival Who wrote it? IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, McAuslan First Book Prize, and two time Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction winner Rawi Hage, author of De Niro's Game and Cockroach. Plot in a box: A son of the circus drives a taxi around an unnamed metropolis. Invent a new title for th...
I've been reading books lately that run toward metaphor's or allusion's finish line, using a relay of plot points like cardboard cut-outs and characters that one can't completely sink into.That said, I love the way Hage writes. I love Fly's observation of the Spiders. I love the way he organizes his...
Vague, rambling, beautiful, shocking, disturbing, intelligent, fantastical...Pick a word, any word. It will probably go towards describing this book in some way.This is a very grown-up book. It's one of those books that you have no chance of understanding while still growing-up and probably won't un...
Fly is a taxi driver in Montreal(or a city much like it, the book never really specified) and the book Carnival is centered around his interactions with the people he has met both as a driver and in his everyday life. Fly had an unusual upbringing as the child of circus performers and his observatio...
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