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The Magician's Tale


Published by Putnam Adult June 1997, 1997
ISBN 10: 0399142606 / ISBN 13: 9780399142604
/ Condition: Fine (F) / Hardcover
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Title: The Magician's Tale

Publisher: Putnam Adult June 1997

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine (F)

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.


Very collectable condition. Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. Now protected with Durafold unattached to jacket. Near fine book/Near Fine Dust Jacket. BEAUTIFUL copy. Former owner name on FFEP page. Author first novel. A psychosexual thriller. Photographer Kay Farrow expects great things from her studies of Tim Lovsey. But when he turns up dead, Kay decides to investigate. Moving with her camera among the gay bars and clubs, she pieces together Tim's bizarre life and mysterious death. Bookseller Inventory # 20081118103917

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Photographer Kay Farrow sees the world in black and white - literally: she has a rare eye condition that makes her unable to discern colours.

The brutal murder of street hustler Tim, the beautiful boy who is the subject of Kay's latest book of photographs, sends her on a dark voyage into San Francisco's erotic underbelly - she's sure this is not just a routine street killing.

Moving with her camera among the sexual outlaws, both male and female, who populate San Francisco's gay bars and SM clubs, Kay pieces together Tim's bizarre life and mysterious death - and confronts her own demons in a shattering climax ...

Review: a darkly magical tale, drawing the reader in with sleight of hand to an erotic, stylish and ultimately squalid series of encounters that end in a dazzlingly clever twist (VAL MCDERMID)

brings San Francisco to life with a vengeance ... [David Hunt] writes like a dream ... a dizzy ride on the wild side (Time Out)

An assured and accomplished book (Sunday Telegraph)

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