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Chang and Eng
Chang and Eng
Author: Darin Strauss
In this stunning debut novel, Darin Strauss combines fiction with astonishing fact to tell the story of history's most famous twins. Born in Siam in 1811-on a squalid houseboat on the Mekong River-Chang and Eng Bunker were international celebrities before the age of twenty. Touring the world's stages as a circus act, they settled in the American...  more »
ISBN: 74347
Pages: 323
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Book Type: Paperback
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This listing is a bit off - it's listed in Classics, thought it was published in 2001 (and, imho, is not quite a classic by means of sheer impressiveness), and I have no idea why it has a 5-digit ISBN.

It's a decent enough book, breezy, and of course heavily fictionalized (the brothers did not leave much by way of personal accounts behind); fun, but I'd hardly lump it in with Faulkner and Twain.