The Orphan’s Tale is a story of courage, of love, of friendship, of a fight to survive in Hitler’s Germany. The leading ladies, Noa and Astrid are both strong personalities with a sense of loyalty and a will to survive. The novel tells of their rivalry, their friendship and their love.
The circus community “presents everything Hitler hates: the freaks and the oddities.” The circus is also a family, showing more loyalty than some blood ties. Their reliance on each other is a daily necessity, not only in life but also in some of the acts. The trapeze artists have to work with tremendous trust – as one lets go, they are trusting the other to catch them.