Chang & Eng

Chang & Eng

A Novel

Book - 2000
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"Born attached at the chest, Chang and Eng Bunker were the Siamese twins for whom the term was coined, one of the nineteenth century's most fabled human oddities. Taken from Thailand as adolescents, Chang and Eng toured the world's stages, finding celebrity while performing in a cage. Fighting for respect their whole lives, they were greeted by royalty; toasted by London, and yet mocked by carnival crowds. The twins eventually married two sisters and embarked on one of history's most fascinating and unlikely romantic journeys as they fathered twenty-one children. But the most compelling and mysterious relationship they endured was their own." "Narrated by Eng, Chang and Eng follows the twins from poverty to wealth, from solitude to boundless love, from the court of the King of Siam to the crowded bedroom of their North Carolina home."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: New York : Dutton, 2000.
ISBN: 9780525945123
0525945121
Branch Call Number: STRA
Characteristics: 323p. 22cm.

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mariekirby Oct 01, 2011

My second novel by Darin Strauss. Fascinating to learn the historical basis of the term 'Siamese Twins'. Fact based historical fiction. Not a literary winner (gets tedious).

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