Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. ) Canadian author's first book, a novel based on the life of Mabel Stark, the greatest female tiger trainer in history. In the 1910's and 20's, during the golden age of the big top, she was the superstar of the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus. A tiny blonde in a white leather bodysuit, Mabel was brazen, sexually adventurous and suicidally courageous. "You can't mix tigers and husbands, and anyhow, I prefer the tigers." Winner of the Trillium Award. 428 pp. Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. .
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