George Thomassy

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The Magician Summary

The Magician is the now famous story of two 16-year-old antagonists locked in the crucible of their high school from which neither can escape.

Ed Japhet gives a skillful performance of magic at the school prom. After the prom, Ed and his girlfriend are beset by Urek, the leader of a school gang that extracts extortion money by "renting" kids their own lockers. Ed is the only student who refuses to pay extortion money. Urek's fury at Japhet's defiance results in an attempted murder, a criminal trial, and death, with a shocker of an ending.

Selected by the Book-of-the-Month Club and widely taught in American schools, this book has sold over a million copies and has been published all over the world, including Britain, France, Germany, and as far away as Russia and Japan.

©1972 Sol Stein (P)1999 Blackstone Audiobooks
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  • Book 1

    • The Magician

    • By: Sol Stein
    • Narrated by: Tom Parker
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Magician is the now famous story of two 16-year-old antagonists locked in the crucible of their high school from which neither can escape. Ed Japhet gives a skillful performance of magic at the school prom. After the prom, Ed and his girlfriend are beset by Urek, the leader of a school gang that extracts extortion money by "renting" kids their own lockers. Ed is the only student who refuses to pay extortion money. Urek's fury at Japhet's defiance results in an attempted murder, a criminal trial, and death, with a shocker of an ending.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story

    • By Max China on 12-03-17

    Regular price: £20.29

  • Book 2

    • Other People

    • By: Sol Stein
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    This is the story of three very different men in love with the same woman. It is also the story of that woman, Francine Widmer.

    Regular price: £19.29

  • Book 3

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