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The trick : a novel

Author: Emanuel Bergmann
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Atria books hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"Sweeping between Prague during World War II and modern day Los Angeles, this deeply moving debut follows a young Jewish man in 1934 who falls in love and joins the circus as the country descends into war. Decades later, a young boy seeks out the now cynical, elderly magician in the hopes that his spells might keep his family together. Prague, 1934: The fifteen-year-old rabbi's son Moshe Goldenhirsch marvels at the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: German fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Magic realist fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bergmann, Emanuel, 1972-
Trick.
New York : Atria Books, 2017
(DLC) 2016058088
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Emanuel Bergmann
ISBN: 9781501155826 1501155822 9781501155833 1501155830
OCLC Number: 962009676
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: 375 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Trick.
Responsibility: Emanuel Bergmann.

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"The tragedy of the past weaves together with humor, love, and a belief in the impossible in The Trick." * BookPage * "A wonderful, inspiring book. Don't miss it." * The Jerusalem Post * "A lovely Read more...

 
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