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The Catch Trap
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 »
ISBN-13: 9780345290663
ISBN-10: 0345290666
Publication Date: 7/12/1980
Pages: 68
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 1
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Helpful Score: 1
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.
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I found myself caught up in the circus life and the family dramas. The rocky relationship between Mario and Tommy was warped but enthralling.

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