The Catch Trap
A magnificent, colorful novel of the circus world of the 1940s and 1950s, rich in detail, bursting with power and emotion.Mario Santelli, a member of the famous flying Santelli family, is a great trapeze artist. Tommy Zane is his protege.As naturally and gracefully as they soar through the air,... show more
A magnificent, colorful novel of the circus world of the 1940s and 1950s, rich in detail, bursting with power and emotion.Mario Santelli, a member of the famous flying Santelli family, is a great trapeze artist. Tommy Zane is his protege.As naturally and gracefully as they soar through the air, the two flyers find themselves falling in love. Mario and Tommy share sweet stolen moments of passion, but the real intensity of their relationship comes from their total devotion to one another and to their art.As public figures in a conservative era, they cannot reveal their love. But they will never renounce it.A tremendously moving tale, a rich family saga, a wise and compassionate portrait of a special love in a special world.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: July 12th 1984
Publisher: Random House Inc
Pages no: 688
Edition language: English
This book is the best one from Marion Zimmer Bradley. I read it four years ago and I'm always reading it again. I have a soft spot when talking aboute MZB's books, because sehe is my favorite author by far!
The Catch Trap was an incredibly moving story and I really liked it much. Below are a few of my random thoughts. For a far more insightful analysis I suggest you check out Teddy Pig’s review, he’s the reason I spent considerable time ringing 2nd hand book shops around the country trying to get hold ...
I love this book. It's a wonderful, heart-wrenching story about a pair of circus trapeze artists who fall in love. The problem is they are both men, and it's the forties. Things do not go smoothly. It's a riveting story and a departure for Bradley, who wrote mostly sci-fi. The characters are achingl...
[These notes were writte in 1985:]. Two people do a flying trapeze act, and fall in love with each other, face outside opposition, split up, and eventually, older and wiser, realize they can't live without each other, establish a new and firmer relationsip, and square things with difficult relatives...