August 22nd, 2016

Reading Angela Carter's 'Nights at the Circus': Fevvers in a Freak Show


Or rather in a Museum of Freaks, as a result from fleeing from a torched whore house and the failure of her family's ice cream business.  Each freak has it's tale and as I read this, it is starting to sound like an extreme form of Jeanette Winterson's 'Twelve Dancing Princesses' in Sexing the Cherry, plus twisted fairy tales abound.  Fevvers has just escaped a religious maniac, a Christian Rosencreuz (he of the Rosicrucian persuasion), who wants her as a fully-feathered, virgo-intacta angel/religious sacrifice.  Not sure what AMORC would have to say about this.

Manage to read up to chapter five (or nearly a quarter of the way through).  More tomorrow.