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Author Frisch, Ian, 1989- author.

Title Magic is dead : my journey into the world's most secretive society of magicians / Ian Frisch.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    793.8 Frisch,I FRI    DUE 04-11-23
Edition First edition.
Description 319 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary "Accomplished young journalist Ian Frisch, whose writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Vice, Playboy and The New York Times, threads together a personal story of the sudden death of his father, his mother's escape to the poker tables, and how his fascination with the modern magicians and their swift resurgence in popular culture led him to discover The 52, magic's most brilliant young minds who are gathering in secret and revolutionizing the art form, under the mantle MAGIC IS DEAD. Full of fascinating characters, many of whom came to magic after tragic childhoods, drug addiction or lives of crime, and peppered throughout with cameos from marquee names like David Blaine and Penn Jillette, The 52 takes readers on a journey from the dark alleys of London and Blackpool, England to Las Vegas to Los Angeles to Ian's childhood in a camper going up and down the East Coast. Written with a keen eye for detail, The 52 is an engrossing tale that will keep you guessing until the very end, when Ian himself is invited to join"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Prologue: this is me now -- A way of life -- Blackpool problems -- Magic is dead -- Locked in -- A break from reality -- A vessel for something bigger -- Cheat -- Happy pilgrims -- An actor playing the part of a magician -- The rules of the game -- Cardsharps -- At the table -- The two of clubs -- Young bloods -- Just a simple plan -- Spies, snitches, skullduggery, and scheming -- By any means necessary -- Origins -- Not just a female magician -- Fooling Bourdain -- Behind the scenes -- Flipside -- Kill the architect.
Subject Frisch, Ian, 1989-
52 (Society)
Magic tricks.
Magicians -- Societies, etc.
Secret societies.
ISBN 9780062839282 hardcover
0062839284 hardcover
9780062839305 electronic book
9780062896643 audio
9780062896650 audio

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