The lion tamer
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The Lion Tamer is a novel set in an early 20th century Midwest American circus, following the stories of two women whose lives become entangled when they are both involved in a murder. The novel centers mainly on a young woman, Mae, who runs away after the death of her parents and joins the circus. She connects with a young lion cub, and consequently works her way up to become one of the world's first female lion tamers. She meets Ziggy, a Painted Lady who murders her husband, and together, their paths spiral into deceit, blackmail, and abuse. The novel's main concern is power and autonomy, ...