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Disappearance boy, Neil Bartlett

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Disappearance boy
Title
Disappearance boy
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Neil Bartlett
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Reggie Rainbow got his name at the orphanage. He had polio as a child, and seventeen years of using crutches have given him strong hands and nimble fingers. It is this dexterity, perfect for illusions, which first led Mr. Brookes to hire him for the act. Reggie has been a disappearance boy for years now, making a long string of alluring assistants vanish while Mr. Brookes tricks and misdirects the audience. But in the spring of 1953, the public no longer seem interested in illusionists. Bookings are slim, even in London. When Mr. Brookes gets a new slot at the down-at-the-heel Brighton Grand, Reggie finds himself in a strange town, one full of dark and unexplored corners. And it is the arrival of Pamela Rose, a beautiful new assistant, that truly turns his life upside down. As the Grand's spectacular Coronation show nears, Reggie begins to wonder how much of his own life has been an act - and sets out to find somebody who disappeared from his life long ago. This is the tale of one young man coming into adulthood amidst the smoke-and-mirrors backstage world; a story of love, tears, and illusion - of all that stays behind the curtain
Summary
When the show moves to the Brighton Grand, Reggie Rainbow, the magician's behind-the-scenes assistant, begins questioning how much of his own life has been an act and sets out to find somebody who disappeared from his own life years before
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Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2014.
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10361485
Cataloging source
NJB
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1958-
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Bartlett, Neil
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Orphans
  • Magic
  • Nineteen fifties
  • Magicians
  • Bildungsromans
Target audience
adult
Label
Disappearance boy, Neil Bartlett
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053143278
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
282 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408850442
Isbn Type
(hardback)
System control number
(OCoLC)871061705
Label
Disappearance boy, Neil Bartlett
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053143278
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
282 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408850442
Isbn Type
(hardback)
System control number
(OCoLC)871061705

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