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Jamrach’s Menagerie

25 Apr

Imageby Carol Birch

  • The novel was nominated for the award of the Man Booker Prize in the year 2011

  • Subject of Novel: Historical Fiction
  • Characters in Novel : Jaffy Brown, Tim Linver, Dan and Charles Jamrach
  • No of pages: 304
  • Date of publishing: June 14, 2011

This Jamrach’s Menagerie is the 11th novel by Carol Birch, and it has made a big position in the market after a long writing career of almost 25 years. The novel was a great success and got into the list of the award named Man Booker prize. Which is really one of the greatest achievement she has ever gotten. The novel became the second best seller novel in the market and won the prize of 50,000 pounds. The novel was second to the Julian Barnes novel. It is a novel based on the 19th century where a street boy called Jaffy Brown was attacked by the tiger which got escaped from the menagerie.

It is a journey of Jaffy and his journey that alters his personality. The story line moves on a journey where Jaffy and other fellows reached a point which had made them force to eat each other by killing their own species. At last only three people were left behind. In that quest of hunger Jaffy killed his best friend, the regret and the misery led him the lifetime depression and sorrow. The story revolves around the transition of different emotions a man goes through his life, in the time of happiness and at the time of need.

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