The Swan Gondola: A Novel

The Swan Gondola: A Novel

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A lush and thrilling romantic fable about two lovers set against the scandalous burlesques, midnight séances, and aerial ballets of the 1898 Omaha World’s Fair.

On the eve of the 1898 Omaha World’s Fair, Ferret Skerritt, ventriloquist by trade, con man by birth, isn’t quite sure how it will change him or his city. Omaha still has the marks of a filthy Wild West town, even as it attempts to achieve the grandeur and respectability of nearby Chicago. But when… (more)

Editorial reviews (4 reviews)

The Swan Gondola upends our assumptions about human nature and which people are capable of attaining a measure of joy. In the right hands, even a ventriloquist, a world’s fair and Omaha — of all places — can become the stuff of moving fiction.

The Swan Gondola is a gorgeous, intimate look at the seedier side of life in Omaha at the turn of the century.

Bookreporter : The Swan Gondola (February 14, 2014)

One can’t deny that Schaffert knows how to build tension. The Swan Gondola’s romance and clever twists will keep many readers entertained.

Book Details  

Publisher: Riverhead (February 06, 2014)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 384 pages

File size: 1.5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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