"The Magician's Assistant" is a novel written by Ann Patchett, an American author known for her literary fiction.

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"The Magician's Assistant" is a novel written by Ann Patchett, an American author known for her literary fiction. Published in 1997, the book tells the story of Sabine, the titular character who was once the assistant to her husband Parsifal, a magician. When Parsifal dies unexpectedly, Sabine is left devastated and alone. However, she soon discovers that Parsifal had a secret past which included a long-lost family in Nebraska. Determined to understand the man she loved, Sabine embarks on a journey to meet Parsifal's estranged mother and gay adopted sister, diving deep into a world she never imagined.

As Sabine delves into Parsifal's mysterious past, she must confront her own grief and reevaluate her understanding of love and identity. Patchett skillfully explores themes of loss, betrayal, and the complexities of relationships while blending realism with touches of magical realism. The narrative balances Sabine's emotional journey with the tragic magic of Parsifal's illusions, creating a haunting and unique reading experience. "The Magician's Assistant" is widely regarded as a compelling and lyrical novel that showcases Patchett's talent for storytelling and captivating imagery. Description by ChatGPT.
"The Magician's Assistant" is a novel written by Ann Patchett, an American author known for her literary fiction. Published in 1997, the book tells the story of Sabine, the titular character who was once the assistant to her husband Parsifal, a magician. When Parsifal dies unexpectedly, Sabine is left devastated and alone. However, she soon discovers that Parsifal had a secret past which included a long-lost family in Nebraska. Determined to understand the man she loved, Sabine embarks on a journey to meet Parsifal's estranged mother and gay adopted sister, diving deep into a world she never imagined. As Sabine delves into Parsifal's mysterious past, she must confront her own grief and reevaluate her understanding of love and identity. Patchett skillfully explores themes of loss, betrayal, and the complexities of relationships while blending realism with touches of magical realism. The narrative balances Sabine's emotional journey with the tragic magic of Parsifal's illusions, creating a haunting and unique reading experience. "The Magician's Assistant" is widely regarded as a compelling and lyrical novel that showcases Patchett's talent for storytelling and captivating imagery. Description by ChatGPT.
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Language: English
Publication date: September 17, 2004
Print length: 371 pages
asins: B003WUYQ64
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