(From the publisher):
America in the 1920s was a nation obsessed with magic. Not just the kind performed in theaters and on stages across the country, but the magic of technology, science, and prosperity. Enter Charles Carter—a.k.a. Carter the Great—a young master performer whose skill as an illusionist exceeds even that of the great Houdini.
Filled with historical references that evoke the excesses and enthusiasm of postwar, pre-Depression America, Carter Beats the Devil is the complex and illuminating story of one man's journey through a magical—and sometimes dangerous—world, where illusion is everything, and everything is illusory.
Original title: Carter Beats the Devil
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery
Fiction→ Historical→ North America