A Lion Tamer Dies

By Reggie Thornburg
10 Digit ISBN: 1-936198-55-x
13 Digit ISBN: 978-1-936198-55-9
LCCN: 2010942314
Price: $16.95
Trim: 6 x 9
Format (pb/hc): Paperback
Pages: 324
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The story of “A Lion Tamer Dies” is essentially a story about you, the reader and also in this instance the “audience”. The story is composed of two tales, the first tells of a boy named Andrew who’s uncle is the owner of the Cirque De Chartres in a small town just outside of Paris France. This tale runs from about 1917 to 1922 in which time Andrew experiences a mostly adventurous trip through India and into Nepal on an expedition to obtain tigers for the circus. At first Andrew is taken up with the awesome thrill of the whole event which heightens his disappointment, even shame when finally confronted with the reality of their enterprise. Upon returning to France Andrew finds that perhaps putting an honest effort into his chosen profession of “Animal Trainer” will help make amends for the coming of age he experienced during the trip.


Reggie Thornburg lives, ranches, and writes in the North Platte Valley between the Sierra Madre and Snowy Range mountains of southeast Wyoming.