In June of 1910, a fourteen-year-old boy finds himself in trouble with the law and runs away with the circus, an unremarkable occurrence for the time. But Jack Tigue is no ordinary boy. Working cons from the age of seven, he knows all there is to know about gulling suckers—and how to wield a razor.
Nevertheless, there’s still plenty more for Jack to learn. Particularly at the nimble hands of Selena, the sultriest snake charmer this side of the River Styx. In this most curious of books—a deft blending of Virgil’s Aeneid and Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with a Circus—a boy comes of age the hard way, blow upon blow.
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About the Author
M.E. Meegs began writing epic poetry while still in the cradle, though her first real recognition came only after the completion of her dramatic tragedy, Dolly’s Fourth, and Final, Crusade. Written when she was five, it chronicles the midnight adventure of a favorite doll, which ended sadly in the jaws of a neighbor’s mastiff.
She lives now in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, with a first-class typewriter and a middling husband who will soon be in need of a food taster if he doesn’t begin showing a little more appreciation for her literary efforts.
A truly loving soul, she harbors neither children nor pets—fearing the temptation to make sacrifices of them to her tetchy muse might prove irresistible. She does, however, heartily enjoy the company of her devotees, so please do stop by her virtual home at: MEMeegs.com