Everything you need to understand or teach The Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett.
The Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett is a fascinating novel that explores how well people may know someone without knowing their history. After Parsifal's death, Sabine learns the truth about many things in his past that he had lied about. The Magician's Assistant is an interesting novel that investigates the importance of secrets from the past.
After Parsifal's death, Sabine learns that his family is not dead as he had always told her. When Parsifal's mother, Dot, asks to visit with her daughter, Bertie, Sabine agrees. Although the visit is awkward at first and Sabine is afraid to question Dot about Parsifal, she grows more comfortable with them as she takes them to see sites in Los Angeles that Parsifal frequented, as well as the cemetery where both Parsifal and Phan are buried. Sabine grows despondent after they leave and considers visiting them.
At Dot's invitation, Sabine agrees...
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