Sorry I Was No Fun at the Circus by Deborah Giovanni Chastain
Devil Winds in the City of Angels

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Once called devil winds, the Santa Anas sweep down through the Los Angeles Basin carrying death and destruction. For one woman, in one short season of her life, the winds also carried a perfect and treacherous personal storm. Caught up in a dangerous relationship of lies, secrets, and illusions, realizing she is going to die, she begins a desperate struggle for survival. Isolated and alone, her foundation completely swept away, she walks the tightrope between life and death as she faces down devil winds in the City of Angels. Harrowingly dark yet surprisingly funny, SORRY I WAS NO FUN AT THE CIRCUS is a story of love and rage, sickness and health, hope and fear, all bound up in the most fundamental and profoundly human story of all - the attempt to discover understanding and meaning in the most stunning betrayals and disappointments of life.
A voice driven narrative, timeless, rich with psychology, philosophy, and religion, the book is an important catalyst for critical social dialogue, shedding light on a very dark, troubling, and misunderstood issue. A fascinating character study, and also a disturbing depiction of "gaslighting" at its best, the books introduces THE JUDAS JILT SYNDROME, a phenomenon often discussed but rarely written about. A woman, when diagnosed with a major medical illness, will be abandoned or divorced more than seven times as often as a man in the same circumstances within the next six months. A beautifully written work, the book reads like a thriller, but haunts like a classic.

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Published October 16, 2012 by Santiago Publishing. 410 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs.

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