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The Magician's Assistant - Ann Patchett
The Magician's Assistant
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Sabine has been assisant to Parsifal the mag ician for twenty years. When he dies, Sabine is compelled to investigate his mysterious past, and heads to Nebraska to m eet his relatives. '
Sabine has been assisant to Parsifal the mag ician for twenty years. When he dies, Sabine is compelled to investigate his mysterious past, and heads to Nebraska to m eet his relatives. '
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ISBN: 9781857028157 (1857028155)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Pages no: 357
Edition language: English
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Listening to the Silence
Listening to the Silence rated it
3.0 The Magician's Assistant
Sabine is devastated when her husband and partner Parsifal dies unexpectedly. As an AIDS patient, she always knew that he would die, but she believed they had a couple more years. While the aneurysm that does kill him is blessed quick in comparison to the slow decline of AIDS, she struggles to come ...
madbkwm
madbkwm rated it
Whew. I've been muddling through 2 and 3 star books for a while; it was quite a relief to find this beautiful specimen. I have State of Wonder on my to read list and was browsing stacks in the library by author and figured I'd pick up something else by Patchett to see what I thought. And I loved i...
Jennavier
Jennavier rated it
The writing of this was so lyrical and beautiful it amazed me, but the story completely lost me. Not that there is not the possibility of people living this kind of story, but I wouldn't want to know them.
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
3.0 Magician's Assistant
The Magician's AssistantThis is a love story, a story of loyalty and devotion, above all else. It is a story about illusion, illusions on the stage and illusions in life. Parsifal is a magician and Sabine is his assistant. From the moment she sets eyes on him, she is totally captivated by his beauty...
Osho
Osho rated it
This may be my last Patchett. The plots are quite similar in terms of odd coincidences, too-tidy wrap-ups of too many strands, and emotions at the conclusion that I don't believe. This one would have been okay enough as a quick read except that I'd just read another Patchett so while I couldn't gues...
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