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Roustabout

Roustabout

(1996)
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Some children dream of joining the circus. Mat dreams of escaping it. Abandoned by her mother when she was five, she was adopted into a traveling circus where the only solace she could find was in her work helping rig the circus tent.

Now 15 years old, she has created a family from an odd menagerie of circus hands. There's Al, a hard-drinking cook and one-time transvestite clown; Tante, the costume mistress, whose disfiguring scars run deeper than her skin; and her lover Jayson, the ring crew-chief 20 years her senior.

Together they inhabit a peripatetic world of drugs, booze and sex that Mat secretly longs to leave. Written with the insider savvy of an author who has lived the circus life, Roustabout marks a debut of uncommon impact that readers will not soon forget.

 
Used availability for Michelle Chalfoun's Roustabout


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Hardback Editions

May 1996 : UK Hardback
Title: Roustabout
Author(s): Michelle Chalfoun
ISBN: 0-00-225484-0 / 978-0-00-225484-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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April 1996 : USA Hardback
Title: Roustabout: A Fiction
Author(s): Michelle Chalfoun
ISBN: 0-06-017297-5 / 978-0-06-017297-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins
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Paperback Editions

April 1997 : USA Paperback
Title: Roustabout: A Fiction
Author(s): Michelle Chalfoun
ISBN: 0-06-092799-2 / 978-0-06-092799-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: PerfectBound
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March 1997 : UK Paperback
Title: Roustabout
Author(s): Michelle Chalfoun
ISBN: 0-00-654877-6 / 978-0-00-654877-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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