Water for Elephants By Sara Gruen
This is the best story of the circus world. This is illuminated by the sense of time and place.
The first character of the story is Jacob Jankowski. He is recently orphaned and has a sudden drift in his life. He jumps on the passing trains. Then enter the world of the freaks, drifters and misfits.
The second character of the story is Jacob. He is the manger of the circus.
The third character of the novel is Marlena, is the beautiful young star. She is married to August. August is the charismatic and excellent animal trainer.
This is the love story of the two people who overcomes from the world of the odds.