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The Acrobats

Authors: Richler, Mordecai
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
BISAC/Subject: FIC014000, FIC019000, FIC090020
ISBN: 9781551995632, Related ISBNs: 0771034784, 0771073348, 1551995638, 9780771034787, 9780771073342
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 232,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Living in a rat-infested hotel in Franco’s post-war Spain, André Bennett, a Canadian painter, loves Toni, his girl friend, who wants him to return home. Roger Kraus, a Nazi on the run, shadows the young artist day and night. They meet on a bridge during the last night of the fiesta, and as the sky is shredded by exploding fireworks, the story draws to its violent climax. Originally published in 1954, The Acrobats marks Mordecai Richler’s stunning debut as a novelist.
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