The Resource The trick, by Emanuel Bergmann

The trick, by Emanuel Bergmann

Label
The trick
Title
The trick
Statement of responsibility
by Emanuel Bergmann
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Recalling the melancholy humor of Isaac Bashevis Singer and the heartbreaking pathos of the film Life is Beautiful --this outstanding first novel is at once an irreverent yet deeply moving story about a young boy who believes in magic and a disillusioned old man who believes in nothing, as well as a gripping and heartfelt tale about the circle of life
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bergmann, Emanuel
Dewey number
833/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT2702.E4628
LC item number
T7513 2018
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print basic
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magicians
  • Boys
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Boys
  • Magicians
Label
The trick, by Emanuel Bergmann
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1004576235
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
1 volume (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432846954
Lccn
2017044168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1004576235
  • (Sirsi) a2017526
Label
The trick, by Emanuel Bergmann
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1004576235
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
1 volume (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432846954
Lccn
2017044168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1004576235
  • (Sirsi) a2017526

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