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Invisible Circus, the (1994) [Novel]
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The hope and heartbreak of the Sixties still linger in America's consciousness. In this breathtaking debut, Jennifer Egan brings to life the seductive pull of that era as it exerts itself on two sisters, separated by a decade, who take enormous risks to personify its ideals.

It is 1978. Phoebe O'Connor, 18, runs off to Europe seeking answers about the tragedy that has haunted her family for eight years: the sudden death of her older sister Faith while in Italy. To Phoebe, Faith epitomizes the youthful, chaotic freedom of the Sixties, and imitating her becomes Phoebe's way of trying to elevate herself from a life that seems drab and unsatisfying compared to the vivid spectacle that was Faith's.

Once in Europe, Phoebe follows the itinerary Faith spelled out in postcards from her fatal trip, landing in London, living in a hostel in Amsterdam, taking a tab of LSD in Paris. But instead of the millennial excitement that Faith had sensed in 1960s Europe, Phoebe encounters disappointment and ennui. And when Faith's old lover joins Phoebe to retrace those last days in Italy, Phoebe glimpses the human price that her sister paid in following her uncompromising quest for personal liberation.

Original title: The Invisible Circus
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionBohemians & Expatriates
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: Invisible Circus, the

Invisible Circus, the (1994)
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Language: English

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Invisible Circus, the (2007)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Anchor Books
ISBN: 9780307387523
Dimensions: 5.2 x 8.1 x 0.9 in
Pages: 352

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Invisible Circus, the (1996)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9780312140908
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.3 x 0.9 in
Pages: 352

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Invisible Circus, the (1994)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New york
Publisher: Nan. A. Talese
ISBN: 9780385473798
Dimensions: 6 x 8.8 x 1.2 in
Pages: 338

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