By Rawi Hage

A stirring new masterpiece from the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award–winning writer of Cockroach and De Niro’s Game.
In Carnival, across the world acclaimed writer Rawi Hage takes us into the area of Fly, a taxi driving force in a crime-ridden apocalyptic city.
Raised within the circus, the son of a golden-haired trapeze artist and a flying-carpet guy, Fly sees every little thing, taking in the entire city’s carnivalesque good looks and ugliness as he roves via its dizzying streets in his taxi. Fly is a reader, too, and while he’s no longer in his taxi he's at domestic within the both dizzying labyrinth of books that fills his tiny condominium. His ally is Otto, a political activist who’s out and in of jails and asylums, mourning his useless spouse and misplaced foster son. On one another way tawdry evening Fly meets Mary, a book-loving passenger with a domineering husband. So starts off a romance that's, for Fly, a short glimmer of sunshine amid the shadows and grit of the Carnival city.

Along with Otto and Mary, Fly introduces us to madmen and revolutionaries, magicians and prostitutes as he alternatives them up and drops them off, touring via a nightmarish city that is—we can’t support yet notice—a parable for our personal debauched, unjust world.

Wildly ingenious and darkly ironic, Carnival is a powerful achievement.

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10474. W I N N I E AT I H E 1. O N D O N Z O O 43 Harry Colebourn officially donated Winnie to the London Zoo, an act that no doubt was appreciated by the thousands of people, young and old, who would visit this Canadian bear over her lifetime. It was said that if Winnie had kept a visitor's book, it would have contained a surprising number of distinguished names. As she matured from a cub to a full-sized black bear, she remained good-natured and playful, winning over the hearts of all who encountered her.

At this time, her outer appearance was still quite youthful. Although she had lost her teeth, her coat was still beautiful and her ribs well covered. Evidently, she had retained her good nature. The Express described Winnie: Winsome Winnie, the dearest, tamest, most affectionate bear in the United Kingdom. Ask to see her - knock at the entrance to her suite, see her open the door herself to walk out. 'Do your daily dozen,' says her keeper. Winnie goes on her back and does her physical W I N N I E A T T H E L O N D O N Z O O 47 Winnie with an unidentified woman at the London Zoo in the 1920S.

Farrett {established in *%$ the company making teMy bears exclusively for Harrods at this time* Christopher's teddy bear seems to ham gone under several oth&r names (including Teddy, Ed^tord* m£ Big Bear) k/ow "Winnie" and **Pooh» were joined as a special name for it* In December 1925, the author, already well-known for his collection of verse for children titled When We Were Young, was asked to write a story for the Christmas Eve issue of the London Evening News. His wife, Daphne, suggested that he write down one of the stories he was accustomed to telling to Christopher at bedtime.

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