Cry of the Leopard by Alan Steinberg

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A young man tries to find his place in the world after being rejected by his mother and his peers at a Catholic orphanage, only to discover solace in a freak circus act called the Eight Wonders of the World. 10,000 first printing."

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Published August 1, 1997 by St Martins Pr. 242 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The best moments here occur when the protagonist briefly, inconclusively connects with ``other'' humans (his late-night encounter with a rape victim who believes wild animals must be taught to coexist peacefully has a resonance that is unfortunately left undeveloped).

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Although Steinberg succeeds in evoking the Leopard Man's estrangement from a world not prepared to accept him, the secondary characters are wooden and stereotyped (a love scene between the Leopard Man and a fellow circus member is especially maudlin).

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