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The Illusionist


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ISBN13: 9780684848198
ISBN10: 0684848198
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The Illusionist is the sensuous and haunting tale of Dean Lily, an amateur magician whose arrival in Sparta, New York, upsets the landscape of this small town on the wane. Dean, a master of the sleight of hand, is also a master of seduction and charm — which becomes apparent as he woos and wins the hearts of more than one of Sparta's female citizens.

But the enigmatic newcomer has more to hide than the tricks of his trade — his mysterious identity and his closely guarded privacy arouse suspicion and jealousy — and while he cures Sparta of its midwinter ennui, he also unleashes a destructive force that rocks the foundations of this town to its core. Inspired in part by a true story, The Illusionist is a fiercely erotic novel that thwarts conventions of gender and love.

About the Author

Dinitia Smith is the author of two previous novels, Hard Rain and Remember This. She is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and has taught creative writing at Columbia University. She is now a national correspondent for culture at The New York Times and lives in New York City.

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easyreeder, October 21, 2009 (view all comments by easyreeder)
Darkly woven and wonderfully rendered ... a sensual suspense that bewitches the senses, melding disorder and desire in a way that is both disturbingly keen and stunningly sensitive.
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Smith, Dinitia
Scribner Book Company
New york (state)
Sex role
Androgyny (Psychology)
Popular Fiction-Suspense
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Publication Date:
March 1999
Grade Level:
8 x 5.25 in 11.445 oz

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