by Ian McDonald
Cover Artist: Stephan Martiniere
Review by Mary Rose-Shaffer
Pyr Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781591027447
Date: 28 July 2009 List Price $15.98 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
From official release/information:
Product Description: It all began 30 years ago on Mars, with a greenperson. But by the time it all finished, the town of Desolation Road had experienced every conceivable abnormality from Adam Black's Wonderful Travelling Chataqua and Educational Stravaganza (complete with its very own captive angel) to the Astounding Tatterdemalion Air Bazaar. It's inhabitants ranged from Dr. Alimantando, the town's founder and resident genius, to the Babooshka, a barren grandmother who just wants her own child grown in a fruit jar; from Rajendra Das, mechanical hobo who has a mystical way with machines to the Gallacelli brothers, identical triplets who fell in love with and married the same woman.