By Lynne Sharon Schwartz
Retirement doesn't spell the tip in the end, during this rousing trip via loss and rebirth
Max has lived an extended and pleasant lifestyles. He and his spouse have been superstar trapeze artists and acrobats within the Brandon Brothers circus. yet along with her passing, he's left on my own in big apple, and suffers a middle assault after a terrifying mugging. with out kin to fall again on, Max is compelled to depart his liked big apple for a leisure domestic in Westchester. He fears will probably be the top of him—but during this stirring novel, retirement skill a brand new beginning.
In Westchester, Max meets Lettie, a sort widow, and the rambunctious and clever Alison, her daughter. and during a brand new gig educating juggling and stunts at a neighborhood heart tuition, and new relationships with unforeseen allies within the dull suburbs, Max discovers that it's by no means too past due to have a clean commence.
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I suppose innocence is a precarious bliss. On the other hand, if one’s mind is like a dead mole’s belly, it is wise, I think, to examine it closely but not too often, and to repeat that confirmation for one’s self every morning and evening. As a young child I had been, of course, as naturally religious as a savage or an angel. But even then, I think, I never could quite believe that Paradise was a mere Fenne-land. ’ I held down my limp, coral-coloured arithmetic. ‘Yes,’ said she. I wondered awhile, losing myself, as if in wanderings like Ariel’s, between the clouds.
Apart from these, one or two old country friends and distant relatives, I believe, attended his funeral, but none even of them can have been profoundly interested in the Hop, the Oyster, or the Cherry, at least in the abstract. Dr. Grose, owing to ill-health, had given up his practice and was gone abroad. But though possibly inquiry was made after the small creature that had been left behind, I stubbornly shut myself away in my room under the roof, listening in a fever of apprehension to every sinister movement in the house beneath.
But it was my soul, if that is brother to the spirit and can be neighbour to pride, that revolted against her proposition. I had to shut my eyes at the very remembrance of Miss Fenne’s prim and musty drawing-room. Every intimation, every jerk of her trembling head, every pounce of her jewelled fingers only hardened my heart. Poor Miss Fenne. Her resentment at my refusal seemed to increase her shortness of sight. Looking in on her from my balcony, I had the advantage of her, as she faced me in the full light in her chair, dressed up in her old lady’s clothes like a kind of human Alp among my pygmy belongings.
Balancing Acts: A Novel by Lynne Sharon Schwartz