A delightfully magical tale that any magician or fan of magic will enjoy!
Set in the early 20th century, Magicians Choice is a captivating piece of historical fiction that is full of surprises, secrets and wonder. It follows a young boy named Guy whose life was changed when his mother took him to see the legendary Harry Blackstone Sr. perform a magic show for his 13th birthday. After meeting Blackstone, assisting on stage and getting his own magic set, Guy fell in love with magic.
This coming of age story follows Guy as he fulfills his dream to be a professional magician. Throughout this exciting journey, he meets an assortment of colorful characters as he joins a carnival and then travels everywhere from the Garde Theater in Connecticut to the theaters, magic stores and night clubs of New York City, the deserts of Africa in World War II, and many other exciting adventures in between.
Along the way, he encounters some of the most famous magicians of all time including Blackstone, Dai Vernon and Lou Tannen. He even has a chance to meet some of history’s most noteworthy characters like Albert Einstein and Ella Fitzgerald.
Magician's Choice is an exploration of youth and age, fame and betrayal, vengeance and compassion, love and forgiveness. It transports readers inside the unique world of performers and explores themes of free will and fate. You’ll quickly learn that things aren’t always what they seem as you lose yourself in this enchanting saga.
Features a foreword by Harry Blackstone Sr.'s daughter-in-law Gay Blackstone.
Magician’s Choice is the perfect gift for magicians.
378 pages | Paperback