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Confessions of a Homing Pigeon is an autobiographical fiction, the mock-Dickensian story of young George Bernini, whose circus acrobat parents perish in a freak mishap when he is still a child. Raised by a set of differing uncles, it is the charismatic Fritz, living in post-war Paris, who captures George's heart and exposes him to the wonders and possibilities of life. Their hilarious, adventures - (offering guided tours on the Eiffel Tower, sleeping inside the Colosseum) - amid George's coming of age, falling in love and stowing away aboard the Queen Mary, form the backbone of this picaresque novel.

NICHOLAS MEYER

STORYTELLER