By Glen David Gold
The United States within the Twenties was once a country captivated with magic. not only the sort played in theaters and on levels around the state, however the magic of know-how, technology, and prosperity. input Charles Carter-a.k.a. Carter the Great-a younger grasp performer whose ability as an illusionist exceeds even that of the nice Houdini.
Fueled through a fondness for magic that grew out of desperation and loneliness, Carter has develop into a legend in his personal time. His exciting act consists of outrageous stunts performed on problematic units sooner than the main tough audiences. however the such a lot outrageous stunt of all stars none except President Warren Harding and finally ends up approximately costing Carter the recognition he labored so not easy to create.
Filled with old references that evoke the excesses and exuberance of postwar, pre-Depression the USA, Carter Beats the satan is the complicated and illuminating tale of 1 mans' trip via a magical-and occasionally dangerous-world, the place phantasm is every thing, and every thing is illusory.
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It was very quiet for just a moment, and then the two men, president and magician, began a discussion. As time was short, they couldn’t speak at length, but they did manage to speak in depth. Harding’s casket stood at the west end of the lobby of the Palace Hotel on Friday, August third. There was some embarrassment at ﬁrst, as the only American ﬂag anyone could ﬁnd to drape over it was the one that had ﬂown in front of the Palace since 1913, and weathering and soot made it a shabby tribute indeed.
Charles wondered if this odd appliance was related to sewing somehow. There were a half dozen attachments, which he quickly determined ﬁt over the ball-shaped nose: cones, grids, planes with raised bumps. Then he found the brochure: VIBRATION IS LIFE What woman hasn’t lost her fair share of life to the mysterious ailments that incapacitate her zest and zeal? Feminine complaints can constrict the ﬂow of the vital humors, leading to restlessness, furtive amativeness, a corruption of morals and the downfall of her happy home.
Oh. ” “Oh. ” Sullivan ﬂipped his paper over. Because James never talked to strangers, Charles was unsure what he, the older brother, should do. For some reason, James started a story— about a friend of his who had his own bicycle—that had so many false starts that Sullivan ﬁnally put his newspaper down and stared, hard, at James. Charles wasn’t sure why, but he felt growing embarrassment for himself and his brother, as if they’d seen someone naked in the bath, and, even worse, they’d paid to do it.