Theroux, Paul Millroy the Magician

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Millroy the Magician

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The story of a young girl following her meeting with Millroy the magician at a small local circus. He disguises her as a boy and takes her as his assistant on his travels. Gradually, he becomes a messianic figure - a man who can conjure rats out of nowhere, but whose obsession is with America.

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"Picaresque ... Enchanting ... Theroux is a gifted and versatile tale spinner." -- Time "Amazing ... (A) Startlingly Original Tale Of Pure Magic...that amuses, unnerves, and captivates the reader in a spell of bewilderment, danger, and awe...The reader (will) be enthralled." -- The Boston Sunday Herald "Magical ... (A) funny, dark satire of America's obsessions." -- The New York Times Book Review

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Paul Theroux's highly acclaimed books include Dark Star Safari, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Riding the Iron Rooster, The Great Railway Bazaar, The Old Patagonian Express, Fresh Air Fiend, The Elephanta Suite and A Dead Hand. The Mosquito Coast and Dr Slaughter have both been made into successful films. Paul Theroux is also a frequent contributor to magazines, and divides his time between Cape Cod and the Hawaiian islands.

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