The Elephant Graveyard
Boman Desai (Boman Desai)
| Reviewed by Cristina Prescott
Graveyard: A Moby Dick for Elephants by Boman Desai is a spellbinding
novel, evenly paced, that follows a circus troupe as it deals with a tragic
event. The lives of five people are upended with the death of Myrtle Bailey in
the circus ring — Hazel, her daughter; Brown E, her once-upon-a-time lover and
a jester; Dinty, her husband; Jonas Frank, the circus owner; Spike, her son and
the ghost narrator of the story; and Hero, the blackest elephant in the world.
A man named Elbo de Bleu flees from the police and seeks refuge in the cir...