Roustabout

Roustabout

A Fiction

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
Coming of age in the harsh and colorful life of the circus, Mat finds contradictory love and support from her circus family members, including a maternal costume mistress and a homosexual cook

Blackwell North Amer
Some children dream of joining the circus. Mat dreams of escaping. Abandoned by her mother, molested by her stepfather, she sees through the glitter and fantasy of the bigtop to the grimy reality of the backlot. There Mat and the roustabout crew while away the deadening hours between rigging the tent and driving trucks with drugs, booze, and sex.

Baker
& Taylor

Coming of age in the harsh and colorful life of the circus, Mat finds contradictory love and support from her circus family members, including a maternal costume mistress and a homosexual cook. 25,000 first printing. $40,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c1996
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060172978
0060172975
Branch Call Number: FIC CHA
Characteristics: viii, 223 p. ;,22 cm.

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