The Last Magician

The Last Magician 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

  • Title: The Last Magician
  • Author: Janette Turner Hospital
  • ISBN: 9780393325270
  • Page: 315
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 thThe 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.

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    About "Janette Turner Hospital"

    1. Janette Turner Hospital

      Born in 1942, Janette Turner Hospital grew up on the steamy sub tropical coast of Australia in the north eastern state of Queensland She began her teaching career in remote Queensland high schools, but since her graduate studies she has taught in universities in Australia, Canada, England, France and the United States Her first published short story appeared in the Atlantic Monthly USA where it won an Atlantic First citation in 1978 Her first novel, The Ivory Swing set in the village in South India where she lived in l977 won Canada s 50,000 Seal Award in l982 She lived for many years in Canada and in 1986 she was listed as by the Toronto Globe Mail as one of Canada s Ten Best Young Fiction Writers Since then she has won a number of prizes for her eight novels and four short story collections and her work has been published in multiple foreign language collections Three of her short stories appeared in Britain s annual Best Short Stories in English in their year of publication and one of these, Unperformed Experiments Have No Results , was selected for The Best of the Best, an anthology of the decade in l995.The Last Magician, her fifth novel, was listed by Publishers Weekly as one of the 12 best novels published in 1992 in the USA and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year Oyster, her sixth novel, was a finalist for Australia s Miles Franklin Prize Award and for Canada s Trillium Award, and in England it was listed in Best Books of the Year by The Observer, which noted Oyster is a tour de force Turner Hospital is one of the best female novelists writing in English In the USA, Oyster was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.Due Preparations for the Plague won the Queensland Premier s Literary Award in 2003, the Davitt Award from Sisters in Crime for best crime novel of the year by an Australian woman , and was shortlisted for the Christina Stead Award In 2003, Hospital received the Patrick White Award, as well as a Doctor of Letters honoris causa from the University of Queensland.Orpheus Lost, her most recent novel, was one of five finalists for the 110,000 Australia Asia Literary prize in 2008.Orpheus Lost was also on Booklist s Top 30 novels of the year in 2008, along with novels by Booker Prize winner Anne Enright, National Book Award winner Denis Johnson, Philip Roth, Don DeLillo, Michael Ondaatje, Ian MacEwan, Ha Jin, and Michael Chabon.The novel also made the list of Best 25 Books of the Year of Library Journal, and Hospital was invited to be a keynote speaker at the annual convention of the American Library Association in Los Angeles in June 2008.The Italian edition, Orfeo Perduto, has been so well received in Italy that it will be a featured title at the literary festival on Lake Maggiore in June 2010 where Hospital will be a featured author.She holds an endowed chair as Carolina Distinguished Professor of English at the University of South Carolina and in 2003 received the Russell Research Award for Humanities and Social Sciences, conferred by the university for the most significant faculty contribution research, publication, teaching and service in a given year.

    120 thoughts on “The Last Magician”

    1. As the title suggests, The Last Magician is a story thick with the fantasy and mystery threaded between a unique group of characters and their inner relationships that essentially end up shaping their entire world. There is a certain skill displayed when such a narrative has the ability to create magic from within the confines of very grounded subject matter.Personally, I adored reading this book as Janette Turner Hospital takes her time with revealing the actual point of the tale, and instead t [...]


    2. Abandoned 20% of the way in. The writing is excellent, but the story seems to be being told predominantly through extended descriptions of an artist's arthousey films and photographs, and the main character's reactions to them. I am not a particularly visual person, and so this mode of storytelling simply doesn't engage me.



    3. My interaction with The Last Magician was as uneven as the text felt to me. I picked it up, I grew bored. I picked it up again, and was confused. I picked it up and became intrigued, then amazed, then muddled. I picked it up, started reading again, and couldn't put it down, but only after I had read 150 pages. The characters will stay with me; I want to sit quietly and digest what I just read. Hospital's descriptions are similar to her Charlie's photographs: multi-layered, convoluted, picturesqu [...]


    4. As with her other excellent novels (see Oyster and Orpheus Lost), Turner-Hospital has again created a detailed nightmarish world, this time comparing an open-pit mine and its workers in Brazil with the underground dwellings and poverty-stricken inhabitants of Sydney's inner city. There's even a mystery to boot. But at present I'm not in the mood for such darkness. Maybe I'll pick it up again later. For now though I'm pushing back to the "To Read" category.


    5. The description doesn't do this novel justice. This is a novel about friendship among people who have not figured out how to live in the world. It is about the social cages that we do and do not accept and about our willingness or unwillingness to see honestly the world around us. This is one of the few novels I have read twice. It is allegorical and complex and well written.


    6. It was a little too gothic maybe? It was just so dark and swirling and very, very written. I was too distracted by the deliberate symbolism, word choice, structure etc to become absorbed in the story, which somehow manages to be both convoluted and predictable.


    7. Set in Brisbane & Sydney, about a group of adults who shared a calamitous and life-changing event as children. I found the beginning section of the book difficult but enjoyed the book more and more as it progressed.



    8. It took me a little while to get into the groove of this book. Lots of random puzzle pieces being thrown around led to confusion but persistence was rewarded in the end. Loved it.



    9. With the exception of another book by Turner Hospital, rarely if ever have I been in so much pain as I struggled to finish a book I was obligated to read. I loathed it.







    10. A stunning novel! The prose is immaculate, the story is gripping. And the lesson one can learn from it is wonderful. I was hooked at the first paragraph.




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