Ascension

Ascension

A Novel

eBook - 2004
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Is the summer of 1976, aerialist Salvo Ursari is 66 years old and has decided he can never retire. Already famous thanks to his days in an American circus, he has made a living in recent times performing solo walks of extraordinary difficulty. So he finds himself attempting to accomplish the most difficult feat of his career: to walk a wire strung between the twin towers of the World Trade Center, 1350 feet from the ground.
Publisher: Toronto : Vintage Canada, 2004, c2003
ISBN: 9780307375407
0307375404
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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With depictions of the great circus era as a backdrop, this tale of a Roma boy, Salvo Ursari, gives a fascinating glimpse into the public and private lives of a high wire artist.

With depictions of the great circus era as its backdrop, this tale of a Roma boy, Salvo Ursari, give a fascinating glimpse into the public and private lives of a highwire artist. A must read for fans of Like Water For Elephants.


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WVMLStaffPicks Feb 01, 2015

B. C. author Steven Galloway tells the exciting story of a man who spends his life is walking the high wire. The story runs from prewar Hungary to the United States and life in the Fraser Valley. This is a great story of hope, disappointments and dreams in life.

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