Venetia Kelly's traveling show :
a novel of Ireland /
|Main Creator:||Delaney, Frank, 1942-|
January 1932: Ben MacCarthy and his father watch a vagabond variety revue making a stop in the Irish countryside. After a two-hour kaleidoscope of low comedy, juggling, tumbling, and other entertainments, Ben's father, mesmerized by Venetia Kelly, the troupe's magnetic headliner, makes a fateful decision: to abandon his family and set off on the road with Miss Kelly and her caravan. Ben's mother, shattered by the desertion, exhorts, "Find him and bring him back," thereby sending the boy on a Homeric voyage into manhood.--From back cover.
|Published / Created:||
New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2011.
Includes excerpt of The Matchmaker of Kenmare.
Physical description: 436 p. ; 21 cm.
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|12A 3267||Main Reading Room||Books|