This historical fiction novel follows the story of Guy, a young magician coming of age in the 1930s and 1940s. Seeking his destiny, Guy encounters some of the great magicians of the era including Harry Blackstone, Lou Tannen, and Dai Vernon. He joins a carnival where he has adventures with an assortment of colorful characters. From the Garde Theater in New London, CT., to small towns of the South to the theaters of Broadway, from the deserts of Africa in WWII to the night clubs of NY, Guy’s life is informed by the “magician’s choice.” Along the way, there are guest appearances by Albert Einstein and Ella Fitzgerald. The story is an exploration of youth and age, fame and betrayal, vengeance and compassion. As it transports readers inside the world of performers, the story explores themes of free will and fate. “Magician’s Choice” is a tale full of surprises, secrets, and wonder. A story where things and people are not always what they seem to be.
With a foreword by Harry Blackstone Sr.'s daughter-in-law Gay Blackstone.