The Catch Trap
Tommy Zane hates lions, a major obstacle in a family of lion tamers. But Tommy's dreams--and talent--fly higher, up in the rigging with the trapeze. When rising star Mario Santelli offers him flying lessons, it looks like the start of wonderful new life, and to Tommy's surprise, his relationship... show more
Tommy Zane hates lions, a major obstacle in a family of lion tamers. But Tommy's dreams--and talent--fly higher, up in the rigging with the trapeze. When rising star Mario Santelli offers him flying lessons, it looks like the start of wonderful new life, and to Tommy's surprise, his relationship with Mario deepens even as his skill soars in the rigging. But life in the 1940s forces them to keep their love a secret, and the stress pushes both Tommy and Mario to a precipice. And as Mario flies higher and higher, Tommy begins to wonder if it will always be his role to catch Mario as he falls.
A tremendously moving tale, a rich family saga, a wise and compassionate portrait of a special love in a cruel world.
Publish date: 2010-10-04
Publisher: Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust
Pages no: 632
Edition language: English
Reviewed by: StephenGenre: M/M HistoricalRated: 5 hearts Check out the review at: Hearts On Fire Reviews
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...