The Confabulist

Author(s): Steven Galloway

crime & thriller

Harry Houdini was once the most famous person on the planet. He is the man who can make the impossible seem real. So when, on the most extraordinary night of his life, Martin Strauss accidentally kills the great magician, his own life is turned upside down. He loses his home, the woman he loves and every hope he once had. Now his doctor has informed him he is losing his mind too, and Martin decides it is time to set the record straight with Houdini's daughter, Alice. But this record will not straighten easily. A lifetime of sleight of hand takes some explaining...Life and death, memory and forgetting, the thrill of escape: Steven Galloway has unleashed the power of a luminous imagination in this dazzling new novel.


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* Review coverage in major Australian and New Zealand newspapers such as Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Australian and NZ Herald * Review coverage in literary magazines such as Listener, Monthly, and Metro * Review coverage in general magazines such as The Big Issue * Review coverage online * Author to be interviewed on local and national radio programs such as Radio National's Books and Arts Daily and Triple R * Reading copies available to the trade * Advertisements in literary and current affairs publications such as ABR and the Big Issue, and on their associated websites * Promotions and giveaways with targeted subscriber groups, including book lovers such as Good Reading and CAE * Featured in Text newsletters and website

'Fascinating...A brilliant novel, and one that virtually demands multiple readings to pick up all the subtleties...' Publishers Weekly 'A brilliant novel, and one that virtually demands multiple readings to pick up all the subtleties (especially concerning the end of the book, and enough said about that).' starred review Kirkus 'A grand and powerful novel.' Yann Martel on The Cellist of Sarajevo 'This gripping novel transcends time and place.' Khaled Hosseini on The Cellist of Sarajevo 'Undeniably suspenseful.' Sydney Morning Herald on The Cellist of Sarajevo 'Unforgettable imagery and heartbreaking simplicity.' Washington Post on The Cellist of Sarajevo

Steven Galloway was born in Vancouver in 1975. He is the author of three prestigious novels including The Cellist of Sarajevo, which was longlisted for the 2012 IMPAC Dublin literary Award and has been translated into numerous languages.

General Fields

  • : 9781922079176
  • : Text Publishing Co
  • : The Text Publishing Company
  • : April 2014
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : Australia
  • : June 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Steven Galloway
  • : Paperback
  • : 1406
  • : en
  • : 320