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The Magician's Assistant (Paperback)

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While Bel Canto is one of Patchett’s more popular works, The Magician’s Assistant is my favorite. The idea that we can be with someone for years and still never know them completely is troubling yet intriguing (at least in fiction). Also I enjoyed that Patchett challenges the concept of what makes a family. The answer? Well, you’ll have to read the book!

— Karena

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"A secretive magician's death becomes the catalyst for his partner's journey self-discovery in this enchanting book ("San Francisco Chronicle") " that is something of a magic trick in itself (Newsweek)." When Parsifal, a handsome and charming magician, dies suddenly, his widow Sabine who was also his faithful assistant for twenty years learns that the family he claimed to have lost in a tragic accident is very much alive and well. Sabine is left to unravel his secrets, and the journey she takes, from sunny Los Angeles to the bitter windswept plains of Nebraska, will work its own magic on her. Sabine's extraordinary tale, with its big dreams, vast spaces, and disparate realities lying side by side captures the hearts of its readers and proves to be the perfect place for miraculous transformations ("The New Yorker"). "


Product Details
ISBN: 9780156006217
ISBN-10: 0156006219
Publisher: Harvest Books
Publication Date: September 17th, 2004
Pages: 368
Language: English

 

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