A Bird's Eye by Cary Fagan

By Cary Fagan

With all of the ask yourself of a small-scale the fantastic Adventures of Kavalier and Clay comes this relocating and unforgettable novel approximately adolescence, love, and magic.

becoming up in a Jewish neighbourhood within the Nineteen Thirties, younger Benjamin Kleeman falls in love, first with Corrine Foster after which with magic. Hiding his new passions from his mom and dad — the long-suffering Bella, an Italian immigrant, and Jacob, a skilled yet failed inventor of tricky mechanical units — Benjamin starts apprenticeships in magic and existence itself, studying alongside the best way that every thing is extra complex than it seems.

With wit, tenderness, humour, and, startling good looks, Cary Fagan brings a proficient younger man's upward thrust to a unusual type of stardom, splendidly alive.

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