Eric Poole: Where's My Wand?
One Boy's Magical Triumph over Alienation and Shag Carpeting. USA 2011, 292 pp., brochure, € 12.69Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
From an early age, Eric Poole was obsessed with Eudora of TV's »Bewitched«. Just days after his family's Pontiac pulled into the driveway of the Pooles' new home in St. Louis, Missouri, 8-year-old Eric had staked out the basement as his special place: a spot where he could secretly perform magical incantations, draped in a flowing white bedspread he furtively hoped his compulsive mother wouldn't miss. At every rocky moment in his life, or when he was desperate to change future events before they could unfold, Eric would turn to his magical tools, close his eyes tight, and try to make everything all right. From his friendship with a fearless girl who has no arms, to his attempt to perform an exorcism on the cute boy in his vacation bible school, to his anxiety that his magical wish to be superior has killed a family friend Poole's stories take you into a mind of someone trying to make sense of the world.