The Circensiad: A Circus Sideshow of The Great American Novaplex

Lycophos Press

 In June of 1910, a fourteen-year-old boy finds himself in trouble with the law and runs away with the circus, an unremarkable occurrence for the time. But Jack Tigue is no ordinary boy. Working cons from the age of seven, he knows all there is to know about gulling suckers—and how to wield a razor.

Nevertheless, there’s still plenty more for Jack to learn. Particularly at the nimble hands of Selena, the sultriest snake charmer this side of the River Styx. In this most curious of books—a deft blending of Virgil’s Aeneid and Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with a Circus—a boy comes of age the hard way, blow upon blow. 

For more information on the Great Novaplex, please visit:  ByblosForetold.com


keywords: young adult coming of age saga action, comedic comedy humor parody satire, Upstate New York, con circus snake charmer, Aeneid Aeneas Virgil,  Jack Tigue novaplex Byblos Foretold, historical 20th century

 

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About the author

 M.E. Meegs began writing epic poetry while still in the cradle, though her first real recognition came only after the completion of her dramatic tragedy, Dolly’s Fourth, and Final, Crusade. Written when she was five, it chronicles the midnight adventure of a favorite doll, which ended sadly in the jaws of a neighbor’s mastiff.

She lives now in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, with a first-class typewriter and a middling husband who will soon be in need of a food taster if he doesn’t begin showing a little more appreciation for her literary efforts.

A truly loving soul, she harbors neither children nor pets—fearing the temptation to make sacrifices of them to her tetchy muse might prove irresistible. She does, however, heartily enjoy the company of her devotees, so please do stop by her virtual home at:  MEMeegs.com

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Publisher
Lycophos Press
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Published on
Aug 5, 2015
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Pages
110
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ISBN
9781938710230
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Humorous / Black Humor
Fiction / Literary
Juvenile Fiction / Performing Arts / Circus
Performing Arts / Circus
Young Adult Fiction / Historical / United States / 20th Century
Young Adult Fiction / Literary
Young Adult Nonfiction / History / United States / 20th Century
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