Carny: A Novel in Stories

Carny A Novel in Stories In Warbling Brothers Road Show and Circus travels the back roads of Southern California playing towns from Lompoc to Palm Springs As it breaks winter camp and heads south from Richmond THE BOS

  • Title: Carny: A Novel in Stories
  • Author: James Hitt
  • ISBN: 9781608300402
  • Page: 273
  • Format: ebook
  • In 1949, Warbling Brothers Road Show and Circus travels the back roads of Southern California, playing towns from Lompoc to Palm Springs As it breaks winter camp and heads south from Richmond, THE BOSS hires Sojourn Parker, just released from San Quentin, to work with the gazonie, those potheads or winos or ex cons who were the part of every such circus carnival, big orIn 1949, Warbling Brothers Road Show and Circus travels the back roads of Southern California, playing towns from Lompoc to Palm Springs As it breaks winter camp and heads south from Richmond, THE BOSS hires Sojourn Parker, just released from San Quentin, to work with the gazonie, those potheads or winos or ex cons who were the part of every such circus carnival, big or small But when Parker begins to take advantage of the other gazonie, the Boss deals with him in the carny way, having the ex con tossed off the train while moving at full speed Later when Parker reappears, he complains that he was only fleecing the gazonie Yeah, the Boss answers, but they re our gazonie In this the Boss sets up a reoccurring theme The carney is family, and family takes care of its own.Each narrator possesses a different voice The Boss, who opens and closes the book, is a hardboiled realist who is not above murder to protect his people Becky, the ticket taker, is a lonely widow and a sucker for a man on the make The musclehead who wrestles all comers discovers that helping a man is not always the best option Dali the Hunchback wishes he were like Benji, the Wolf Boy and, Bobby falls in love with the hoochie koochie dancer only to realize the deception of romantic illusion These and many others are the people who populate Carney.The novel opens with the show heading south for the season and ends with the show heading back north for winter quarters At the beginning the Boss protects his gazonie from an ex con, and in the final story, he seeks revenge for Lily, a bareback rider raped by a county sheriff Days after Warbling Brothers has left the area, the Boss returns to settle the score One dark night he slips into the sheriff s house and slits his throat As the sheriff lies dying, the Boss draws up a chair beside the bed and tells the crooked lawman I want you to listen carefully so you can understand When you did what you did to that girl, it was like you did it to my sister or my daughter We re carny, and carny are family, and family is the most important thing in the world.

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    • An amazing book, written in the form of short stories that intertwine into a novel. It has many characteristics of the fast paced modern cinematic style plus unforgettable characters, (think Guy Ritchie), mixed with dirty, gritty old western. I really enjoyed it, even though the multiple missing or misplaced words and spelling mistakes would throw me off the story at times. It really feels like such a good story deserves some spelling correction, (especially if you think the author is an English [...]


    • Every story in this collection is great, a five-star story, about a two-bit carnival crawling around the country in the 1950s. But it's more a collection of stories than a book, if that makes sense; less than the sum of its parts. I thought a lot about this and then decided that if every story is a little jewel, the book deserves a five-star rating too. But read them one at a time, don't plow through them. A great writer, and I really hope we hear more from him, someday.


    • Very unusual book. Short stories that link together, about life in the traveling carnival. It was really interesting. Enjoyed it.


    • Excellent read, fast moving accurate description of Carny life. Could only be improved by audio book read by author. He is an excellent storyteller and talented reader. I highly recommend this book.


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