The Catch Trap

The Catch Trap

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by Marion Zimmer Bradley
     
 

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A magnificent, colorful novel of the circus world of the 1940s and 1950s, rich in detail, bursting with power and emotion.
Mario Santelli, a member of the famous flying Santelli family, is a great trapeze artist. Tommy Zane is his protege.
As naturally and gracefully as they soar through the air, the two flyers find themselves falling in love. Mario and Tommy…  See more details below

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A magnificent, colorful novel of the circus world of the 1940s and 1950s, rich in detail, bursting with power and emotion.
Mario Santelli, a member of the famous flying Santelli family, is a great trapeze artist. Tommy Zane is his protege.
As naturally and gracefully as they soar through the air, the two flyers find themselves falling in love. Mario and Tommy share sweet stolen moments of passion, but the real intensity of their relationship comes from their total devotion to one another and to their art.
As public figures in a conservative era, they cannot reveal their love. But they will never renounce it.
A tremendously moving tale, a rich family saga, a wise and compassionate portrait of a special love in a special world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345315649
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/12/1984
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 6.92(h) x 1.23(d)

Meet the Author

Marion Zimmer Bradley is probably best known for her Darkover novels and her best-selling Arthurian novel THE MISTS OF AVALON. In addition to her novels, Mrs. Bradley edited many magazines, amateur and professional, including Marion Zimmer Bradley's FANTASY Magazine, which she started in 1988, and an annual anthology, SWORD AND SORCERESS. For more information, see her website: www.mzbworks.com.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
June 30, 1930
Date of Death:
September 25, 1999
Place of Birth:
Albany, New York
Place of Death:
Berkeley, California
Education:
B.A., Hardin-Simmons College, 1964; additional study at University of California, Berkeley, 1965-1967

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The Catch Trap 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
A-guy-out-west More than 1 year ago
Like another reviewer of this book, I, too, read this book many years ago. Every now and then over the years the book would come to mind. This is the kind of story that makes an impression on you. Well written, thorough character development, and a story line that carries you over a number of yesrs in the lives of the characters. Love is not always easy--not always accepted or understood by others--but when two people are willing to reach out to eachother and let love grow between them, what others think is not so important. It just takes a while to get to that point. Alternately I wanted to hug "the boys" and shake them silly for not just holding on to eachother through all their trials. But just as in our lives, sometimes we have to make some bad choices before we come to understand what's truly important. I'll always treasure this great story.
Montreal_Ormolu More than 1 year ago
I read this MANY years ago as a young man and loved it. It is wonderful to see it being reissued as a nook book. Great reading from a mistress of the printed word (can you tell I am a MZB fan?)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Both an intimate love story and a sweeping history of the circus, The Catch Trap has much to offer the reader. The homosexual thing will squick some, and the ages involved will bother more, but if you can look past that, the love story is beautifully rendered. If it has any flaw, it would be that it goes on a few beats too long. The insiderish feel for the workings of both small and large circuses is enthralling, and a good counterpoint to the love story.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this was so good - if your looking for a book that has silly plots with a lot of sex then this is not for you - however if you want a good gay read that is about 2 men falling in love the hard way then pick this up and read it - it is a true gay novel and well written - the plot is SO good - takes place around a circus act. Read it I bet you will love it!!!