Quill and Quire give a positive review of the book stating:
York manages to convey more magic and wonder than sadness, using biographical and historical research to recreate the lives of marginalized people like ranch hands, retired fighters, and circus freaks. She portrays Edouard as gentle, shy, handsome, and multilingual, and more intelligent than contemporary journalists gave him credit for being.
and giving prominence to these fundamental questions York raises in her story:
What is the relationship between the body and the life lived? And why are we simultaneously attracted to and repulsed by people who are exceptionally different from us?
This looks like an interesting read with a lot of techinical writing elements to it as well! And, as discussed in the selections thread, I am considering the final discussion date of Tuesday September 25 7:30pm EST/4:30pm PST. How does that work for everyone?