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The Swan Gondola
Author: Timothy Schaffert

Product Details:
ISBN: 9781780744902
Format: Hardback
Pages: 464
Dims (mm): 153 x 234
Pub Date: 03-04-14
Pub Country: United Kingdom
Condition: NEW

On the eve of the 1898 Omaha World's Fair, Ferret Skerritt - ventriloquist by trade, conman by birth - isn't quite sure how it will change him or his city. Omaha still has the marks of a filthy Wild West town, even as it attempts to achieve the grandeur and respectability of nearby Chicago. But when he crosses paths with the beautiful and enigmatic Cecily, his whole purpose shifts and the fair becomes the backdrop to their love affair. One of a travelling troupe of actors that has descended on the city, Cecily works in the Midway's Chamber of Horrors, where she loses her head hourly on a guillotine playing Marie Antoinette. And after closing, she rushes off, clinging protectively to a mysterious carpet bag, never giving Ferret a second glance. But a moonlit ride on the swan gondola, a boat on the lagoon of the New White City, changes everything, and the fair's magic begins to take its effect.

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