The Ringmaster's Daughter

The Ringmaster's Daughter

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Panina Manina, a trapeze artist, falls and breaks her neck. As the ringmaster bends over her, he notices an amulet of amber around her neck, the same trinket he had given his own lost child, who was swept away in a torrent some sixteen years earlier. This tale is narrated by Petter, a precocious child and fantasist, and perhaps Jostein Gaarder's most intriguing character since Sophie. As an adult, Petter makes his living selling stories and ideas to professionals suffering from writers block. But as Petter sits spinning his tales, he finds himself in a trap of his own making.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 114 x 178 x 23mm | 155g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • ORION
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0753817152
  • 9780753817155
  • 1,735,095

About Jostein Gaarder

Jostein Gaarder, who was a teacher for many years before he began to write full-time, lives in Oslo with his wife. They have two grown-up sons.show more

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3,659 ratings
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5 27% (974)
4 35% (1,282)
3 28% (1,017)
2 8% (296)
1 2% (90)
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