Jack CBR5 – The Magician’s Assistant, Ann Patchett

Much has been written exploring the theme that you can’t ever know another person completely. Whether it be a result of secrets, misunderstanding, intentional subterfuge,  everyone keeps something back, some part of themselves. Often times, when people die, the parts of themselves we don’t know come crashing down around us. This too, is pretty well-mined territory in terms of literary themes.

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