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The Last Magician: A Novel (original 1992; edition 2003)
The Last Magician by Janette Turner Hospital (1992)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 039332527X, Paperback)
"A story of high tension and terrifying allure....Her writing has perfect pitch."—Richard Eder, Los Angeles TimesThe Last Magician is about power and betrayal, sexual obsession and social ostracism. At its center is Lucy, a good girl and a whore, whose nights are spent in a kaleidoscope of identities as she dons the masks her customers demand. Charlie is a photographer, filmmaker, voyeur, and the last magician—monitoring Lucy, piecing together the splinters of evidence surrounding the death of a child and a murder that happened half a lifetime ago. A New York Times Notable Book. Reading group guide included.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:23:53 -0400)
The last magician is Charlie, the photographer, who monitors and records everything as he seeks the silent Cat through physical and emotional infernos. Charlie, Cat, Robbie and Catherine shared a childhood summer in a Queensland rainforest. Death intruded on their charmed circle, binding them to complicity and silence. Decades later, festering memories seep through into the present, in the same way as the desperate underside of a corrupt Sydney breaks through into tidy lives and well-kept streets. This superb novel is richly textured and intellectually challenging, a tour de force from an elegantly seductive writer.
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An edition of this book was published by W.W. Norton.
An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
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