The Magician is a tale of two magicians, of high school extortion and violence, and of a criminal trial in which the guilty go free. Selected by the Book-of-the-Month Club, The Magician has sold over one million copies."A shark-like bite that won't be easily forgotten. Fast moving, incisive, angry, fine, and dramatic!" (Library Journal) "I cannot recall a novel of this type with greater pleasure. Beautiful and gripping." (The New York Times Book Review) Author Bio: Sol Stein is a prize-winning playwright produced on Broadway, an anthologized poet, the author of nine novels, and an award-winning teacher of writers. Stein has edited some of the most successful writers of the century, and is the author of Stein on Writing and the creator of the computer programs WritePro, FictionMaster, and FirstAid for Writers.