The Magician's Assistant

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The Magician's Assistant

By Ann Patchett

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 9780151002634, 368pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1997

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).

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.