THE MAGICIAN
 

 

 

WASHUTA
 
Introduces Her Most Thrilling Program Yet
 
 
 
Startling Sleight of Hand
Marvelous Mental Mysteries
OCCULT WONDERS
Bewildering Illusions
Spirit Visits
 
 
 
Following her feats performed in My Body Is a Book of Rules and Starvation Mode,
The Conjurer Elissa Washuta returns
With a Series of her Original Experiments,
Incomprehensible Mysterious Surprises,
and a Display of Fourth Dimensional Wonders
in her book

 

 

 

WHITE MAGIC
 

 

Watch her defeat the devil, banish spirits, and perform feats of impossible witchery !
 
 

 

TIN HOUSE BOOKS. 2021.
 
 
 
 
 
 

“In brilliant, clear-eyed prose, Elissa Washuta maps a magical passage into (and back out of) the underworld, through knotty legacies of violence and longing and love. Part history, part riddle, part portal: this book worked on me like a spell. I've never read anything like White Magic, and will be returning to it again and again.”

—Claire Comstock-Gay, author of Madame Clairevoyant’s Guide to the Stars

 

“As an essay collection, White Magic is as beautifully complex as it is illuminating. Washuta is a conjurer here, able to effortlessly showcase her talents while simultaneously pulling you close, as if she might suddenly reveal all her secrets. She is a genius at the art of subtle misdirection. Reading this book felt like being shown an expertly performed magic trick: deftly, flawlessly. No loose threads revealed. The work is funny and wry, it's thought-provoking and tender. It's a sleight of hand performed by a true master of the craft. White Magic is magnificent and Elissa Washuta is spellbinding. There is no one else like her.”

—Kristen Arnett, author of Mostly Dead Things and With Teeth

 

“You're going to feel like you’re drownfloating reading this diary of pain and meditation and wish for magic where every word helps Elissa Washuta’s soul return to her body. White Magic is as haunting as the work of Beckylane’s Where The Rivers Join and as eerily hypnotic as Kate Schatz’s Rid of Me. These pages are windows into a black lodge where Twin Peaks and Fleetwood Mac are on repeat—sometimes forward, sometimes backwards, sometimes in blackout blur. I stand in awe of everything here. What an incredible and wounding read.”

—Richard Van Camp, author of The Lesser Blessed and Godless but Loyal to Heaven

 

“Elissa Washuta is exactly the writer we need right now: as funny as she is formidable a thinker, as thoughtful as she is inventive—her scrutiny is a fearless tool, every subject whittled to its truest form. White Magic is a bracingly original work that enthralled me in a hypnosis on the other side of which I was changed for the better, more likely to trust my own strange intelligence.”

—Melissa Febos, author of Whip Smart, Abandon Me, and Girlhood

 

“White magic, red magic, Stevie Nicks magic — this is Elissa Washuta magic, which is a spell carved from a life, written in blood, and sealed in an honesty I can hardly fathom.”

—Stephen Graham Jones, author of The Only Good Indians and My Heart Is a Chainsaw

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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