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The Spirit Cabinet by Paul Quarrington

The Spirit Cabinet (edition 2000)

by Paul Quarrington

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Title:The Spirit Cabinet
Authors:Paul Quarrington
Info:Random House, Incorporated (2000), Paperback, 341 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Fiction. Canadian.

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The Spirit Cabinet by Paul Quarrington

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    Civilization: And Its Part in My Downfall by Paul Quarrington (sushidog)
    sushidog: Once you get hooked on Paul Quarrington, you can't get enough. These two are my two favourites (though King Leary is pretty amazing as well).

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Zeigfried and Roy filtered through Paul Quarrington. Fantastic. ( )
  sushidog | Aug 16, 2008 |
I'm such a sucker for books on the secrets of magic. This one was no exception--I love the slow attenuation of Jurgen as he disappears into the secrets of the cabinet. Not for everyone, perhaps, and not as good as "Carter beats the devil"....but I like it. ( )
  klg19 | Jan 23, 2008 |
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After a long, slow climb out of the strip clubs of Europe, Jurgen and Rudolfo have hit the big time in Las Vegas, headlining a magic act as slick as their own buffed and usually half-naked bodies. Rudolfo is content orchestrating the spectacle and attempting to twin his soul with Jurgen's. But Jurgen hungers for more--and finds it in a mysterious collection of magician's paraphernalia that once belonged to Harry Houdini. With the knowledge he finds there, and his own faith in the unknown, Jurgen becomes the miracle worker of the Las Vegas strip. "Darkly comic, deeply sad, and always ironic" (Library Journal), The Spirit Cabinet takes dead aim at the place within us that yearns for miracles. "It is not a book about magicians and their pursuit of magic," wrote Alan Beaton in The National Post; "it is a book about human beings, and their pursuit of faith."

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