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The Catch Trap Paperback – June 1, 2012
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t, colorful novel of the circus world of the 1940s and 1950s, rich in detail, bursting with power and emotion.<br>Mario Santelli, a member of the famous flying Santelli family, is a great trapeze artist. Tommy Zane is his protege.<br>As naturally and gracefully as they soar through the air, the two flyers find themselves falling in love. Mario and Tommy share sweet stolen moments of passion, but the real intensity of their relationship comes from their total devotion to one another and to their art.<br>As public figures in a conservative era, they cannot reveal their love. But they will never renounce it.<br>A tremendously moving tale, a rich family saga, a wise and compassionate portrait of a special love in a special world. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Marion Zimmer Bradley is probably best known for her Darkover novels and her best-selling Arthurian novel THE MISTS OF AVALON. In addition to her novels, Mrs. Bradley edited many magazines, amateur and professional, including Marion Zimmer Bradley's FANTASY Magazine, which she started in 1988, and an annual anthology, SWORD AND SORCERESS. For more information, see her website: www.mzbworks.com.
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I've owned and lost so many favorite paperbacks, sometimes multiple times, that I get completely frustrated. I Love my Kindle for that - nothing on the virtual bookshelf vanished in my move two years ago. Or wound up moldy after a flood. My old paper copy of this book was so ratty from rereading that it was falling apart. This one won't.
Though I'm usually not a big fan of long novels full of lots of detail, this book is riveting. The characters are full, rich, complicated people with complex, endlessly fascinating relationships. When I finished the book, I was genuinely sad to leave these people I had grown to love. The Santelli family had become real to me, almost as if I belonged to them in some way, and Tommy and Mario were my friends. And I felt like I knew so intimately what the life of traveling circus performers had been like.
In addition to great characters and a great story, Bradley does a superior job of