The Magician's Assistant 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0156006217
ISBN-10: 0156006219
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Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

After working as his assistant for more than 20 years, Sabine marries her beloved boss, Parcifal, knowing that he's gay and has just lost his lover. What she doesn't find out until after his death from AIDS is that Parcifal was actually Guy Fettera from Alliance, Neb., and had a family he never spoke about. Karen Ziemba creates an appropriately light tone for the narrator, despite some dark events that Sabine discovers when she visits Parcifal's sweet, dysfunctional family. She crafts clear, flat Midwest accents for the magician's mother and sisters and her pace and annunciation are excellent. Ziemba's men all sound alike, but they play minimal roles. She is an experienced and professional reader with just the right stuff for Patchett's 1997 novel, which probes the complex motives of Parcifal and his assistant. A Harcourt paperback (Reviews, July 14, 1997)
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About the Author

ANN PATCHETT is the author of seven novels and three works of nonfiction. She is the winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, England's Orange Prize, and the Book Sense Book of the Year, and was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She is the co-owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee, where she lives with her husband, Karl, and their dog, Sparky. annpatchett.com.

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Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B003WUYQ64
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Mariner Books; 1st edition (September 17, 2004)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 17, 2004
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 761 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 371 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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Mrs Margaret Ramsay
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Ann Pratchett's best.
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sfd
5.0 out of 5 stars a magical read!
Reviewed in Canada on December 22, 2020
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goodpepper
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful storyteller. I love all of the characters she creates and this book is pure magic.
Reviewed in Canada on September 9, 2016
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Tia Gorman
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3.0 out of 5 stars Very well written but it became boring
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