The Juggler by John Morressy

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Count Osostro gives liberally to those who entertain him and punished savagely those who fail. When a mysterious juggler shatters a plate, the count condemns him to lose his right hand--which is exactly the prize the juggler had sought. With this stunning reversal, master storyteller Morressy begins a gripping Faustian novel about lies and the Father of Lies, presenting a classic quest that examines the price and the power of our humanity.
 

About John Morressy

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Morressy teaches medieval literature at Franklin Pierce College.
 
Published April 1, 1996 by Henry Holt & Company. 261 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Horror, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When his entire village is destroyed by marauders, Beran sets out on the road to become a juggler, quickly attaining the skills and cunning needed to cheat and con others out of their purses.

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A young juggler in the Middle Ages makes a Faustian bargain.

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When the Devil shows up to grant his wish, Beran gladly trades his soul for the ability to juggle flashing daggers, milking stools, goblets of wine, broomsticks and fire.

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