The Catch Trap Author:Marion Zimmer Bradley A magnificent, colorful novel of the circus world of the 1940s and 1950s, rich in detail, bursting with power and emotion. — Mario Santelli, a member of the famous flying Santelli family, is a great trapeze artist. Tommy Zane is his protege. As naturally and gracefully as they soar through the air, the two flyers find themselves falling in love. ... more »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.
As public figures in a conservative era, they cannot reveal their love. But they will never renounce it.
A tremendously moving tale, a rich family saga, a wise and compassionate portrait of a special love in a special world.« less
This book is certainly different than the others that MZB is known for, the Avalon & Darkover series. This is about a young adolescent boy who grows in in the circus & falls in love with both high-flying & a high-flyer. It focuses both on the relationship that develops between the two young men & the circus itself.
This book would not be considered PC these days because of the youth of the boy, but the some is wonderful & describes a long-gone small-time cirucs community in all it's glory. I loved it. This book is usually very hard to find anymore as it's long out of print.