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The Thunder of Giants

(2015)
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Mixing the eccentricity of the circus world and the heart of a love story, The Thunder of Giants is a warm and engaging debut about two exceptional women - both almost eight feet tall.

The year is 1937, and Andorra Kelsey - 7'11" and just under 320 pounds - is on her way to Hollywood to become a star. Hoping to escape both poverty and the ghost of her dead husband, she accepts an offer from the wily Rutherford Simone to star in a movie about the life of Anna Swan, the Nova Scotia giantess who toured the world in the 19th century. Thus Anna Swan's story unfurls. Where Andorra is seen as a disgrace by an embarrassed family, Anna Swan is quickly celebrated for her unique size. Drawn to New York, Anna becomes a famed attraction at P. T. Barnum's American Museum even as she falls in love with Gavin Clarke, a veteran of the Civil War. Quickly disenchanted with a life of fame, Anna struggles to prove to Gavin - and the world - that she is more than the sum of her measurements.

The Thunder of Giants blends fact and fiction in a sweeping narrative that spans nearly a hundred years. Against the backdrop of epic events, two extraordinary women become reluctant celebrities in the hopes of surviving a world too small to contain them.

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Hardback Editions

April 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Thunder of Giants: A Novel
Author(s): Joel Fishbane
ISBN: 1-250-05084-7 / 978-1-250-05084-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Audio Editions

April 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Thunder of Giants
Author(s): Joel Fishbane
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

April 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Thunder of Giants: A Novel
Author(s): Joel Fishbane
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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