The Resource The Trick, Emanuel Bergmann, (electronic resource)

The Trick, Emanuel Bergmann, (electronic resource)

Label
The Trick
Title
The Trick
Statement of responsibility
Emanuel Bergmann
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Language
eng
Summary
A deeply moving, humorous story of a boy who believes in everything and an old man who believes in nothing. In 1934, a rabbi's son in Prague joins a traveling circus, becomes a magician, and rises to fame under the stage name the Great Zabbatini just as Europe descends into World War II. When Zabbatiniis discovered to be a Jew, his battered trunk full of magic tricks becomes his only hope of surviving the concentration camp where he is sent. Seven decades later in Los Angeles, ten-year-old Max finds a scratched-up LP that captured Zabbatini performing his greatest tricks. But the track in which Zabbatini performs his love spell?the spell Max believes will keep his disintegrating family together?is damaged beyond repair. Desperate for a solution, Max seeks out the now elderly, cynical magician and begs him to perform his magic on his parents. As the two develop an unlikely friendship, Moshe discovers that Max and his family have a surprising connection to the dark, dark days the Great Zabbatini experienced during the war. Recalling the melancholy humor of Isaac Bashevis Singer and the heartbreaking pathos of the film Life is Beautiful ?this outstanding first novel is at once an irreverent yet deeply moving story about a young boy who believes in magic and a disillusioned old man who believes in nothing, as well as a gripping and heartfelt tale about the circle of life
Accompanying matter
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Bergmann, Emanuel
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Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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  • Davis, Jonathan
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
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Label
The Trick, Emanuel Bergmann, (electronic resource)
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http://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BHAAAAA2l/products/bc85b4d3-c411-4261-9a33-908e0dc32c15
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digital storage
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Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
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Form of item
online
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Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
BC85B4D3-C411-4261-9A33-908E0DC32C15
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  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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Label
The Trick, Emanuel Bergmann, (electronic resource)
Link
http://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BHAAAAA2l/products/bc85b4d3-c411-4261-9a33-908e0dc32c15
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
BC85B4D3-C411-4261-9A33-908E0DC32C15
System details
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • OverDrive Listen
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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