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An edition of The last illusion (2014)

The last illusion

a novel

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An edition of The last illusion (2014)

The last illusion

a novel

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"In a tiny village in rural Iran, Zal's demented mother--horrified by his pale skin and hair, the opposite of her own--becomes convinced her baby is evil. She puts him in a wire birdcage on her veranda with the rest of her caged flock, and there he stays for the next ten years: eating birdseed and insects, defecating on the newspaper he squats upon, squawking and shrieking like the other birds.He is rescued from that hell and adopted by a behavioral analyst who brings him to New York and sets out to help him find happiness. Zal is emotionally stunted, asexual, physically unfit, and trying desperately to be human as he stumbles through adolescence. His fervent desire to be normal grows as he ages, but the fact that he still dreams in "bird" and his secret penchant for yogurt-covered beetles make fitting in a challenge. He forges a friendship with a famous illusionist who claims he can fly--another of Zal's bird-like obsessions--and embarks on a romantic relationship as well. His girlfriend, Asiya, crumbling under the weight of her supposed clairvoyance, sends Zal's life spiraling out of control. Like the rest of New York, he is on a collision course with tragedy. The Last Illusion is a wild, operatic, and startling homage to New York and its most harrowing catastrophe. It is tragic but laugh-out-loud funny, irreverent yet respectful, hugely imaginative yet universal"--

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Cover of: The last illusion
The last illusion
2016, Bloomsbury
in English
Cover of: The Last Illusion
The Last Illusion
Mar 03, 2015, Bloomsbury USA
paperback
Cover of: Last Illusion
Last Illusion
2014, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
in English
Cover of: Last Illusion
Last Illusion
2014, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
in English
Cover of: Last Illusion
Last Illusion
2014, Bloomsbury Publishing USA
in English
Cover of: Last Illusion
Last Illusion
2014, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
in English
Cover of: The last illusion
The last illusion: a novel
2014
in English - First U.S. Edition.

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Dewey Decimal Class
813/.6
Library of Congress
PS3611.H32 L37 2014, PS3611.H32L37 2014

The Physical Object

Pagination
ix, 323 pages
Number of pages
323

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL27161753M
Internet Archive
lastillusionnove0000khak
ISBN 10
1620403048
ISBN 13
9781620403044
LCCN
2013042208
OCLC/WorldCat
863632388

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