Venetia Kelly's traveling show : a novel of Ireland / Frank Delaney.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library||FIC DEL (Text)||33187004008096||Fiction (adult)||Available||-|
|: Presented in memory of Marie Clemons by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Peterson [ jj 2016-05-17 @ FCPLR ]|
- ISBN: 9780812979732
- ISBN: 0812979737
- Physical Description: 436 pages ; 21 cm
- Edition: A 2011 Random House Trade pbk. ed.
- Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2011.
|General Note:|| Includes excerpt of The Matchmaker of Kenmare.
|Summary, etc.:|| January 1932: Ben MacCarthy and his father watch a vagabond variety revue making a stop in the Irish countryside. After a two-hour kaleidoscope of low comedy, juggling, tumbling, and other entertainments, Ben's father, mesmerized by Venetia Kelly, the troupe's magnetic headliner, makes a fateful decision: to abandon his family and set off on the road with Miss Kelly and her caravan. Ben's mother, shattered by the desertion, exhorts, "Find him and bring him back," thereby sending the boy on a Homeric voyage into manhood.--From back cover.
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