Sideshow of Merit

Sideshow of Merit

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You couldn't call Mount Rosa Hospital a good place to be in 1957, when you were fourteen. But it's where Tevan George was, and James Rowley too, "convalescing" from tuberculosis. And it's where both boys were abused by an older boy--although neither of them did much talking about it, then or later. Shut up That's what Tevan did. James too, but he never said much about anything anyway. Nine rocky years later, on the run together since they skipped out on a medical checkup at Mount Rosa's in 1961, Tevan and James emerge early one morning from the '55 Chevy they've been living in and come across Buddy Merit setting up his "Ten in One" sideshow on a fairground in Ontario. They can't do magic. They can't foretell the future. They can't swallow swords. What Tevan and James decide they can do is a stunt they've done only in private, in the dark-a stunt that, performed in public for the marks, takes on a life of its own and surprises even the two young men who perform it.
Publisher: South Hampton, New Hampshire : Namelos, [2013]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781608981649
1608981649
9781608981632
1608981630
Branch Call Number: TEEN
Characteristics: 322 pages ; 23 cm

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