What's the Name of That Book??? discussion

UNSOLVED: One specific book > Private School teacher writes a letter to the school he teaches at for recognition of his life. Traveling circus with a woman Helga. Cover: house with eye(s). Read in 2016 for high school.

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message 1: by Sydney (new)

Sydney Buell | 1 comments A private school teacher that writes a letter to the school he teaches at for recognition of his life. Somewhere in the story he meets a travelling circus and within it a woman named Helga. The cover has a house with a(n) eye(s). I read it in 2016 for a high school reading.

message 2: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 40687 comments Mod
Fiction or nonfiction?
Where and when is it set?

message 3: by Kris (new)

Kris | 36623 comments Mod
What subject does he teach? Does he work at a boys-only school? Located where?

message 4: by Robert (new)

Robert (ricroscupshigh) | 371 comments The Deptford Trilogy: Fifth Business/The Manticore/World of Wonders, by Robertson Davies?

"At two minutes to six on December 27th 1908 the lives of three people become inextricably bound together by the trajectory of a snowball. There is ten-year old Dunstable Ramsay, intended victim of the snowball, who, fatefully, ducks; his 'lifelong friend and enemy' Percy Boyd Staunton, angered by their recent quarrel, who hurls the snowball; and Paul Dempster, prematurely born when his pregnant mother is struck by Percy's icy missile. Tracing the rich and varied lives of these three individuals, The Deptford Trilogy lures the reader down labyrinthine tunnels of myth, history and magic in one of the most beguiling, clever and cunning trilogies ever written."

I think Fifth Business is the one where Ramsay is writing to his headmaster...

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