When Julie Farina walks into the tent at the Barnstable County Fair to see Millroy the Magician her life is transformed. Millroy performs miracles in front of her spellbound eyes. Through Julie, Millroy fins the strength to go out and preach his evangelical message.
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Fourteen-year-old Jilly Farina was enthralled with Millroy the Magician at the Barnstable County Fair. After all, he once turned a girl from the audience into a glass of milk and drank her, But when Jilly stepped into the wickerwork coffin during a performance, she had no idea he would transform her dreary life into something truly magical, and a touch bizarre.
For Millroy was no ordinary magician. He could smell the future, and Jilly was going to be part of it. Yet not even Millroy could foresee how far determination and a dream could take him, as he and his new young assistant hit the road -and the airwaves -- to save America's unhealthy appetite and floundering soul....
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"Picaresque ... Enchanting ... Theroux is a gifted and versatile tale spinner."
"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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Book Description Penguin Putnam~trade, 1994. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780140235289
Book Description Penguin Putnam~trade, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140235280
Book Description Penguin Putnam~trade, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140235280