The Magician's Assistant Characters

Ann Patchett
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At the age of nineteen, Sabine falls in love with Parsifal the Magician but is saddened that he would never feel the same way about her. After twenty-two years, Sabine is still in love with Parsifal, but she has learned to take what she can get from their relationship. He is her best friend, her employer, her family, and her husband. Their marriage is one of convenience, and it lasts less than a year before his death. Sabine is lost without Parsifal, and her depression keeps her in bed most of the time, so when the attorney tells her of her husband's family, she is shocked that they are alive since Parsifal had told her that they were killed in a car accident.

Sabine struggles to understand Parsifal's reason for lying to her about his family. She flounders between justifying it as a horrible past where he...

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