The confabulist

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Pub. Date:
2014.
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English
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The Confabulist is a clever and suspenseful narrative that weaves together the rise and fall of world-famous Harry Houdini with the surprising story of Martin Strauss, an unknown man whose fate seems forever tied to the magician's in a way that will ultimately startle and amaze. It is at once a vivid portrait of an alluring, late-nineteenth/early-twentieth-century world; a front-row seat to a world-class magic show; and an unexpected love story. In the end, the book is a kind of magic trick in itself: there is much more to Martin than meets the eye. Historically rich and ingeniously told, this is a novel about magic and memory, truth and illusion, and the ways that love, hope, grief, and imagination can - for better or for worse - alter what we perceive and believe.
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9781594631962
9781629236391
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Grouping Author galloway steven
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subject_facet Historical fiction, Canadian, Houdini, Harry, -- 1874-1926 -- Fiction, Magicians -- Fiction, Suspense fiction, Canadian
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title_full The Confabulist, The confabulist / Steven Galloway
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