How much of our lives is real and how much is an illusion?
The world's gaze is focussed on the feats and daring of the amazing Harry Houdini, while not a soul is aware of down-and-out Martin Strauss.
However, Strauss' fate is inextricably linked with the magician's, and as Houdini continues to rise, and Strauss continues to fall, their lives will converge in spectacular and devastating fashion...
At once entertaining and suspenseful, historically rich and cleverly told, The Confabulist is an novel of magic and memory, truth and illusion, and the ways that love, hope, grief, and imagination can - for better or for worse - alter what we perceive and what we believe.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Atlantic Books
- Publication Date: 07/08/2014
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781782393993