The final confession of Mabel Stark: a novel

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This finalist for the 2002 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book in Canada tells the fascinating story of the greatest female tiger trainer in history--and her one true love--spanning from golden age of the circus in the early 20th century to the 1960s.
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Grouping Title final confession of mabel stark
Grouping Author hough robert
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display_description In the 1920s, during the golden age of the big top, Mabel Stark was the superstar of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and one of America's most eccentric and unlikely celebrities. A tiny, curvaceous Kentucky blonde in a white leather bodysuit, Mabel was brazen, sexually adventurous, and, as the greatest tiger trainer in history, fearlessly courageous. That was then. This is now. It's 1968. Mabel is turning eighty and is about to lose her job at Jungleland, a Southern California game park. Devastated by the loss of her cats, she looks back on her life, her five marriages, her regrets, and her triumphs. From her time as a mental institution-escapee; the notorious belly dancer, Little Egypt; and a crowd-roaring success with her one true love-a 550-pound Bengal tiger named Rajah-Mabel delivers an audacious confession of dark secrets, broken dreams, and escapades both comic and tragic.
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subject_facet Biographical fiction, Circus -- Fiction, Electronic books, Stark, Mabel -- Fiction, Stark, Mabel. -- Fiction, Women animal trainers -- Fiction, Women circus performers -- Fiction
title_display The final confession of Mabel Stark
title_full The final confession of Mabel Stark / a novel by Robert Hough, The final confession of Mabel Stark : a novel [electronic resource] Hough, Robert, 1963-
title_short The final confession of Mabel Stark
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