By Glen David Gold
The USA within the Nineteen Twenties was once a country enthusiastic about magic. not only the sort played in theaters and on phases around the nation, however the magic of expertise, technological know-how, 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 good Houdini.
Fueled through a keenness for magic that grew out of desperation and loneliness, Carter has turn into a legend in his personal time. His exciting act comprises outrageous stunts performed on problematic units sooner than the main tough audiences. however the so much outrageous stunt of all stars none except President Warren Harding and finally ends up approximately costing Carter the attractiveness he labored so demanding to create.
Filled with historic references that evoke the excesses and exuberance of postwar, pre-Depression the US, 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.