The anatomy of Edouard Beaupré


Auteurs : York, Sarah Kathryn (Auteur)

Lieu de publication : Regina

Éditeur : Cocteau Books

Date de publication : 2012

ISBN : 978-1-55050-477-4

Langue : Anglais

Description : 206 p. : portr. ; 16 cm

Sujets :
Beaupré, Joseph-Édouard [artiste de Sideshow]
Romans biographiques
Géants - Roman, nouvelles, etc.
Artistes de Sideshow - Biographies
Cirque et littérature

Résumé :
The Willow Bunch Giant, Edouard Beaupre?, was a celebrity circus giant, sideshow strongman, Metis cowboy, and family man. He spoke five languages and led an extraordinary life. That life began in Western Canada, in a time on the cusp of change. When he died in 1904, at just 23 years old, his 8'4" body was displayed in storefront windows, and then suddenly vanished. For years, it was submitted to experiments at the University of Montreal, and the promise to bury Edouard forgotten. It is also the story of an anatomist with a rare disease, whose only cure is buried in the secrets of Edouard's shrinking corpse. His strange obsession with the giant leads him deeper into Edouard's life, and the mystery of the man behind the legend.... [author summary]

Collection : Bibliothèque de l'École nationale de cirque

Localisation : Littérature anglaise

Cote : YOR

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