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By Alix Kates Shulman

A decent, unflinching mirrored image at the that means of relations, from the writer of the bestselling novel Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen

Alix Kates Shulman wasn’t looking ahead to supporting her getting older mom and dad fresh out their condominium and get ready for the ultimate years in their lives. She had fled suburban Cleveland at age twenty to carve out her personal existence in manhattan urban. yet as she begun dismantling their condo of 40 years, the duty advanced right into a priceless studying event she could by no means forget.

Shulman discovers the lives of 2 colourful, bright humans from whom she remained far away whereas pursuing a literary profession. She reveals herself grappling with remorse and looking redemption within the look for what it potential to be a great daughter. With heat and perception, Shulman sheds gentle on a fancy, painful occasion that many adults ultimately face—the ultimate journey home.

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In those days any showman worth his salt owned a big Mercedes – they were the only big diesel cars you could get in those days – so it was quite an impressive show. Considering Betty and I didn’t have two ha’pennies to rub together and I was a virtual unknown in the circus world, it was a very good turnout. I guess as usual I had somehow managed to punch above my weight. Betty’s sister Julie has always been a dab hand with a needle – whizzing up the most fantastic sequined circus creations. She made Betty a turquoise velvet wedding dress trimmed with rose pink velvet.

He agreed to put up some money for me to run my own circus. Then I found a man who called himself Captain Lewis. ) Captain Lewis was one of those characters that you find hanging around the periphery of show land. He was a marquee 39 Cottle Book 3rds 28/7/06 11:38 am Page 40 Confessions of a Showman hirer. He offered to give me a tent and all the equipment I needed in return for a share in the circus. With Brian back on the scene I had found someone who could not only perform lots of acts in the ring but most importantly take care of all the mechanics of the circus, the building and the moving of it.

I got up and made for the nearest loo thinking that if I waited in there for long enough he would get the message and be gone by the time I got out. But the rogue followed me in there and standing next to me in the urinal made, let’s just say, a very definite physical pass at me. ’ I yelped and rushed out of the gents and out of the pub all a fluster. We caught a bus back to Kilburn. I can still remember the journey. The smog was so bad the conductor walked in front with a flag. Joe spent the whole of that interminable journey teasing me.

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