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El truco / The Trick - by Emanuel Bergmann (Paperback)

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A deeply moving, humorous story of a boy who believes in everything and an old man who believes in nothing. In 1934, a rabbi’s son in Prague joins a traveling circus, becomes a magician, and rises to fame under the stage name the Great Zabbatini just as Europe descends into World War II. When Zabbatini is discovered to be a Jew, his battered trunk full of magic tricks becomes his only hope of surviving the concentration camp where he is sent. Seven decades later in Los Angeles, ten-year-old Max finds a scratched-up LP that captured Zabbatini performing his greatest tricks. But the track in which Zabbatini performs his love spell—the spell Max believes will keep his disintegrating family together—is damaged beyond repair. Desperate for a solution, Max seeks out the now elderly, cynical magician and begs him to perform his magic on his parents. As the two develop an unlikely friendship, Moshe discovers that Max and his family have a surprising connection to the dark, dark days the Great Zabbatini experienced during the war.
Number of Pages: 330.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Spanish Pubs Llc
Author: Emanuel Bergmann
Language: Spanish
Street Date: February 18, 2018
TCIN: 53198904
UPC: 9788433979902
Item Number (DPCI): 248-56-8634

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