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‘They try and say glory to God in the highest. I say it’s about glory to God in the lowest. You’re wasting your time if you can’t find God in the lowest places—and that’s where our protagonist finds his magic—in prison cells, and as a slave in forgotten parts of Africa, in slums of New Orleans, and mosquito-ridden coastlines in the Caribbean. This is an engrossing tale of a year down the path less travelled. Warm, funny and intensely human, Magic is an inspiring, deeply felt and painfully honest coming-of-age adventure. It’s a story of a perilous spiritual search that transcends religion, and an authentic adventure. An impressive debut.’—Father Bob Maguire
‘I couldn’t put it down.’—Sofie Laguna
‘This is such an original, page-turning adventure. What begins as a street-wise young man’s first journey into the world quickly morphs into a search for wonder and magic in life. The author becomes passport-less and walks off into the Sahara. It is a miracle that he survives. Imprisonment allows him to meet and come to love those who have despaired of freedom. This is ultimately a book about testing the limits of possibility and discovering the truths of existence and life. For high adventure it compares to Shantaram, in its search for the true self to The Alchemist. But it’s not like anything I have ever read. Its appeal will be across age and gender.’—Transit Lounge co-publisher Barry Scott
To receive one of 10 reading copies of Magic, email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Magic B+P Giveaway’ in the subject line. The first 10 people to respond will receive a copy.
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