The Resource Chang and Eng, Darin Strauss

Chang and Eng, Darin Strauss

Label
Chang and Eng
Title
Chang and Eng
Statement of responsibility
Darin Strauss
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this stunning novel, Darin Strauss combines fiction with astonishing fact to tell the story of historyrsquo;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 worldrsquo;s stages as a circus act, they settled in the American South just prior to the Civil War. They eventually married two sisters from North Carolina, fathering twenty-one children between them, and lived for more than six decades never more than seven inches apart, attached at the chest by a small band of skin and cartilage. Woven from the fabric of fact, myth, and imagination, Straussrsquo;s narrative gives poignant, articulate voice to these legendary brothers, and humanizes the freakish legend that grew up around them. Sweeping from the Far East and the court of the King of Siam to the shared intimacy of their lives in America, Chang and Eng rescues one of the nineteenth centuryrsquo;s most fabled human oddities from the sideshow of history, drawing from their extraordinary lives a novel of exceptional power and beauty. Now in paperback comes the brilliant reimagining of the remarkable lives of the original "Siamese Twins". Sweeping from the Far East and the court of the king of Siam to the shared intimacy of their lives in America, "Chang and Eng" rescues one of the 19th century's most fabled human oddities from the sideshow of history
Cataloging source
OKX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Strauss, Darin
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.T692245
LC item number
C48 2001
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bunker, Chang
  • Bunker, Eng
  • Conjoined twins
  • Freak shows
  • North Carolina
Label
Chang and Eng, Darin Strauss
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
323 p.
Isbn
9780452281097
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
99059198
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm46893275
  • (OCoLC)46893275
Label
Chang and Eng, Darin Strauss
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
323 p.
Isbn
9780452281097
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
99059198
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm46893275
  • (OCoLC)46893275

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