The Last Magician is about power and betrayal, sexual obsession and social ostracism. At its center is Lucy, a good girl and a whore, whose nights are spent in a kaleidoscope of identities as she dons the masks her customers demand. Charlie is a photographer, filmmaker, voyeur, and the last magician-monitoring Lucy, piecing together the splinters of evidence surrounding the death of a child and a murder that happened half a lifetime ago. A New York Times Notable Book. Reading group guide included.
"Evocative settings, characters we care deeply about, and language that is entrancingly lyrical." -- New York Times Book Review "One of the most powerful and innovative writers in the English language today." -- Times Literary Supplement "A highwire act...[that holds] us with attention riveted, breath held." -- Washington Post Book World "From tantalizing start to dizzying conclusion, the novel's pleasures...operate on a grand scale." -- Chicago Tribune