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Orphans of the Carnival

  • Paperback $16.95

    Oct 03, 2017 | 352 Pages

  • Hardcover $27.95

    Nov 08, 2016 | 352 Pages

  • Ebook $13.99

    Nov 08, 2016 | 352 Pages

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An IndieNext List and USA Today Pick

“Think Love Potion #9 meets The Night Circus and yet wholly unique and fantastic in its own right.”
Marie Claire

“If readers can resist looking Pastrana up on the internet before finishing the novel, they will be rewarded by the sort of bizarre twist that can happen only in real life. …enjoyable and moving”
–The Financial Times
“Roll up, roll up, for a beautifully written novel about the poignant inner life of 19th-century touring freakshow attraction Julia Pastrana”
–The Guardian

“Birch’s novel does more than tell the story of a woman and performer, it brings to light the dangers of exploitation and dehumanization. With great sensitivity and compassion, Birch reclaims Julia Pastrana’s humanity and offers an opportunity to see this woman the way she should have been seen more than 150 years ago.”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“A strange, transfixing novel….gorgeously written…Orphans of the Carnival is about how we can find humanity in all fellow creatures, which is surely a message worth pondering now more than ever.”

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