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Author Sara Gruen, in her historical novel “Water For Elephants,” takes the reader to the circus backstage to reveal the unbelievable secrets of the traveling circus.

You only need to look attentively to see that dirt and poverty hide behind all these happy faces and bright costumes. Anger and betrayal also lurk. It follow that all the shocking and breathtaking tricks and stunts contain elements of illusion – lies to extract gold coins from your pockets.

The screen version of the story will be released worldwide in late April, with Twilight movie star Robert Pattinson and Oscar-winning Reese Witherspoon.

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