The Magician's Assistant Themes

Ann Patchett
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One of the main themes of The Magician's Assistant is imaginary love as demonstrated by Sabine's love for Parsifal, who she does not truly know. Sabine is shocked to find that Parsifal, her husband, best friend and boss for the last twenty-two years, has lied to her when he told her that his family was dead. Now, Sabine has to take a journey to discover the reasons for his lies in order to equate the story that she was told by Parsifal to the reality that is living in Alliance, Nebraska. Sabine has to deal with not only recreating the ideas that she had made up in her head of what Parsifal's life had been like and the people that had raised him, but she also has to separate the parts of Parsifal since she now holds doubts about his character as a man. She is plagued with the question...

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