Book: Nights at the Circus
Author: Angela Carter
26 writer: Suchandrika Chakrabarti
Fevvers: the boisterous star of the circus! Orphanhood allows her to transform her unknown origins into legend. I wonder if she’s more reflective when not performing.
When I’m alone with my thoughts, the voice inside my head doesn’t sound like me, those clanging dustbin lids. I think of the fragile eggshell I grew within, before I learned to breathe, to fly. I wonder who kept it safe for all those months before I emerged: a brand-new creature with no parents to wrap their arms around her, only wings.