When Parsifal, a magician, dies his widow Sabine finds out that his family did not die in an accident but are very much alive in Nebraska. This book is like an onion that must be unpeeled layer by layer. Sabine sets out on a path to discover why Parsifal denied his family. With each turn she learns something new, along the way finding out about herself.
Patchett has written a compelling read. I loved how the two dead characters visited her in her dreams.
First Line: "Parsifal is dead."