Lives of the Circus Animals by Christopher Bram
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Lives of the Circus Animals is a brilliant new comedy about New York theater people: actors, writers, personal assistants, and a drama critic for the New York Times. They are male, female, straight, gay, in love with their work or in love with each other, and one of them, British star Henry Lewse, "the Hamlet of his generation," is famous.

Award-winning novelist Christopher Bram gives us ten days and nights in this small-town world in the heart of a big city, an engaging novel that is also a satiric celebration of the quest for sanity in the face of those two impostors, success and failure.


About Christopher Bram

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Christopher Bram is the author of eight other novels, including "Gods and Monsters" (originally titled "Father of Frankenstein"), which was made into an Academy Award-winning film. Bram was a 2001 Guggenheim Fellow and received the 2003 Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement. He lives in New York City.
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 352 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Anyone whose misbegotten past includes time on or around the boards will recognize the loving accuracy Bram (The Notorious Dr. August, 2000, etc.) brings to his often hilarious take on love spurned, mismatched, and rearranged on and way-off Broadway.

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Clever stage satire and compassionate character writing distinguish this heady, humorous New York theater novel by the author of The Notorious Mr. August and Father of Frankenstein (which was made into the Academy Award–winning film Gods and Monsters).

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Christopher Bram, the prolific author of novels and screenplays, is perhaps best known for his book FATHER OF FRANKENSTEIN, which is about director James Whale and was subsequently turned into the film Gods and Monsters.

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