This version has been a long time coming and it means a lot to me for the novel to get a second life this way. This story has my heart.
It’s your chance to fall in love the circus family I created. With Yusuf the acrobat, Emir the rotund ringmaster and Zul the clown. It was writing Zul that made me get over my dislike of clowns. Plus there’s a whole host of mother figures that I wish I could invite around for tea in real life. Oh and a slippery eel of a politician plus his loyal dog.
The story is read so beautifully by L. Spooner. I hope you give it a go and I hope you love it.
Here’s the blurb for those of you who need a reminder:
Each evening, nestled in Berlin’s Treptower Park, the immigrant circus comes to life.
When Yusuf fled Syria, he lost everything. Now the circus, with its middle-eastern flair, is the only home he knows. When the lights go on, the refugees dazzle their audience, but off-stage tensions flare.
Ellie is passionate about the circus and drawn to its broken people. Even so, if she wants to keep her job at the newspaper, she must head up a campaign against it.
One night, in the midst of a show, two young circus boys come to blows. With the circus at risk of closure, Ellie must convince her readers that we can have compassion for those we fear, or Yusuf will be forced to uproot again.
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