Water for Elephants is a historical novel by Sara Gruen. GRuen originally wrote the novel as part of National Novel Writing Month.THe story is told as a series of memories by Jacob Jankowski, a "ninety or ninety-three year-old" man who lives in a nursing home. JAcob is told what to eat and what to do.AS the memories begin, Jacob Jankowski is a twenty-three year old Polish American preparing for his final exams as a Cornell University veterinary student when he receives the news that his parents were killed in a car accident. JAcob s father was a veterinarian and Jacob had planned to join his practice. WHen Jacob learns that his father was deeply in debt because he had been treating animals for free and had mortgaged the family home to provide Jacob an Ivy League education, he has a breakdown and leaves school just short of graduation.
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Subtítulo: SARA GRUEN, NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH, CORNELL