About this book
Anne Patchett's third novel, following "The Patron Saint Of Liars" and "Taft". Shortlisted for the Orange Prize 1998, it is both a literary love story, recounted in a distinctly quirky voice, and a brilliant portrayal of one man's reinvention of his own past. "... delightful, original, moving... " "The Independent". This is one of three quality authors that Fourth Estate really want to push this month. The other two being Naeem Murr and Sarah Harris.
Third - and breakthrough - novel by an acclaimed American writer with an enchanting, quirky voice. 'The Magician's Assistant' is at once a love story and a brilliant portrayal of reinvention about a magician who dies leaving his assistant/wife to discover he has lied about his past.