Is Sophie Fevvers, toast of Europe's capitals, part swan ...or all fake? Courted by the Prince of Wales and painted by Toulouse-Lautrec, she is an aerialiste extraordinaire and star of Colonel Kearney's circus. She is also part woman, part swan.
Jack Walser, an American journalist, is on a quest to discover the truth behind her identity. Dazzled by his love for her, and desperate for the scoop of a lifetime, Walser has no choice but to join the circus on its magical tour through turn-of-the-nineteenth-century London, St Petersburg and Siberia.
About the Author
Angela Carter was born in 1940. She lived in Japan, the United States and Australia. Her first novel, Shadow Dance, was published in 1965. Her next book, The Magic Toyshop, won the John Liewllyn Rhys Prize and the next, Several Perceptions, the Somerset Maugham Award. She died in February 1992.
Fevvers, the turn-of-the-century aerial artiste who really flies is one of Carter's most memorable creations. From the London stage, she weaves her fantastical way through some haunting - and extremely strange - experiences. This is a book that triumphantly combines feminism, fantasy, ribaldry and even pathos. (Kirkus UK)
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 6th December 1994
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.1 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1