A secretive magician’s death becomes the catalyst for his partner’s journey of self-discovery in this “enchanting” book (San Francisco Chronicle) “that is something of a magic trick in itself-a 1990s love story with the grace and charm of a nineteenth-century novel” (Newsweek).
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The Magician's Assistant sustains author Ann Patchett's proven penchant for crafting colorful characters and marrying the ordinary with the fantastic. When Parsifal, Sabine's husband of more than 20 years and the magician of the title, suddenly dies, she begins to discover how she's glimpsed him only through smoke and mirrors. He has managed to keep hidden the existence of a family in Nebraska--his mother, two sisters, and two nephews. Sabine approaches them hungrily, as if they are a bridge to her beloved husband and a key to the mysteries he left behind.About the Author:
ANN PATCHETT is the author of six novels, including Bel Canto, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize . She has written for the Atlantic, Gourmet, the New York Times Magazine, Vogue, the Washington Post, and others .
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Book Description Harcourt Trade Publishers, San Diego, CA, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st Edition. Light shelf wear otherwise New. Nice looking DJ. First edition, First Printing with ABCDE coded. Collectible Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 9. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fiction; ISBN: 0151002630. ISBN/EAN: 9780151002634. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: ABE449539566. Bookseller Inventory # ABE449539566
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Book Description Harcourt, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0151002630
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Book Description Harcourt, Toronto, ON, Canada, 1997. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. SIGNED on Title Page. "To Sally All Best Wishes Ann Patchett." RARE Advance Reading Copy. 1st edition. 1st printing. Top left hand corner of back cover has a tiny crease. BEAUTIFUL Copy of Book and Cover. COLLECTOR'S COPY. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000792
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