An enthralling blend of sorcery, religion and philosophy, from which Jacob Needleman creates a brilliant moral fable for our times.
Sorcerers is the story of a teenage boy growing up in 1950s Philadelphia who is swept into a world of mysterious powers and extraordinary human possibilities. On the threshold of maturity and yearning for something he cannot name, adolescent Eliot Appleman is welcomed into the Sorcerer's Apprentices, a club of young stage magicians, and is soon drawn into a perilous clash between two conflicting forces—the compulsion to manipulate others and the need to discover the deeper truths about his own nature.
“An extraordinarily absorbing tale”—John Cleese
“A sensitive, humorously rendered novel about growing up, a romance, a metaphysical thriller, a mystery, even a primer on magic.”—Columbus Magazine
“A fascinating story that merges the pains of growing up with the intrigue of magic...constantly engrossing.”—San Francisco Chronicle