Water for Elephants

by Sara Gruen

Orphaned, penniless, Jacob Jankowski jumps a freight train in the dark, and in that instant, transforms his future.By morning, he’s landed a job with the Flying Squadron of the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show onEarth.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 335 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.06 out of 5
  • Published April 9th 2007 by Algonquin Books
  • Original Title: Water for Elephants
  • ISBN: 1565125606 (ISBN13: 9781565125605)
  • Edition Language: English
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  • Characters: Jacob Jankowski
  • Rosemary
  • August
  • Rosie
  • Camel...more
  • Uncle Al
  • Kinko/Walter
  • Marlena L'Arche...less
  • Literary Awards: Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction (2007)
  • ALA Alex Award (2007)
  • The Quill Award Nominee for General Fiction (2006)

Orphaned, penniless, Jacob Jankowski jumps a freight train in the dark, and in that instant, transforms his future.By morning, he’s landed a job with the Flying Squadron of the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. By nightfall, he’s in love.In an America made colourless by prohibition and the Depression, the circus is a refuge of sequins and sensuality. But behind the glamour lies a darker world, where both animals and men are dispensable. Where falling in love is the most dangerous act of all…