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Publisher Comments:

Charles de Lint's remarkable novels and shorter fiction are, in a very real sense, coming of age stories. Here, for the first time, is a collection of his stories about teenagers — a collection for teen and adult readers alike. From the streets of his famed Newford to the alleys of Bordertown to the realms of Faerie, this is storytelling that will transfix and delight, with characters who will linger in the mind — many of them from his novels.

Featuring an illuminating preface by acclaimed author, anthologist, and critic Terri Windling, Waifs and Strays is a must-own for de Lint fans, and an ideal introduction to his work for newcomers.

Review:

"Sixteen short stories by the noted urban fantasist capture both the wistful sadness of epic ballads and the lingering beauty of summer dreams....De Lint's pen is ever graceful and evocative, his heroines simultaneously earthy and evanescent." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"[These] 16 stories evoke a sense of magic just beyond the ordinary world....A showcase for the diversity of a popular fantasy writer, this will draw de Lint's fans and also serve as a good introduction to his work." Booklist

Review:

"Mythic fiction is at its best in this anthology....De Lint's characters are often lonely and intelligent misfits whose self-discovery triumphs over plot. Described as 'urban fantasy,' these stories represent a hybrid genre for readers who only want one arm through the door into another world." School Library Journal

Review:

"How can I describe this book? Brilliant seems overdone, and magnificent an understatement. It's absolutely representative of de Lint's finest works, a sampler of the worlds he's created or borrowed, bringing in some of his finest, best-loved, best-remembered characters. In his stories, you'll find worlds within worlds, and magic around every corner." Michael M. Jones, Green Man Review

Review:

"This is the perfect de Lint primer." Chronicle

Synopsis:

Charles de Lint's remarkable novels and shorter fiction are, in a very real sense, coming of age stories. Here, for the first time, is a collection of his stories about teenagers&150a collection for teen and adult readers alike. From the streets of his famed Newford to the alleys of Bordertown to the realms of Faerie, this is storytelling that will transfix and delight, with characters who will linger in the mind&150many of them from his novels. Featuring an illuminating preface by acclaimed author, anthologist, and critic Terri Windling, Waifs and Strays is a must-own for de Lint fans, and an ideal introduction to his work for newcomers.

About the Author

Charles de Lint is the author of more than 47 books. He lives with his wife, kindred spirit, and fellow musician — the two have a steady weekly gig — MaryAnn Harris.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142401583
Author:
de Lint, Charles
Publisher:
Firebird
Preface by:
Windling, Terri
Preface:
Windling, Terri
Introduction:
Windling, Terri
Author:
Charles de Lint
Subject:
General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Supernatural
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
June 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.4 x 5.52 x 1.07 in 0.9 lb
Age Level:
from 12 up to AND UP

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Product details 416 pages Firebird - English 9780142401583 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Sixteen short stories by the noted urban fantasist capture both the wistful sadness of epic ballads and the lingering beauty of summer dreams....De Lint's pen is ever graceful and evocative, his heroines simultaneously earthy and evanescent."
"Review" by , "[These] 16 stories evoke a sense of magic just beyond the ordinary world....A showcase for the diversity of a popular fantasy writer, this will draw de Lint's fans and also serve as a good introduction to his work."
"Review" by , "Mythic fiction is at its best in this anthology....De Lint's characters are often lonely and intelligent misfits whose self-discovery triumphs over plot. Described as 'urban fantasy,' these stories represent a hybrid genre for readers who only want one arm through the door into another world."
"Review" by , "How can I describe this book? Brilliant seems overdone, and magnificent an understatement. It's absolutely representative of de Lint's finest works, a sampler of the worlds he's created or borrowed, bringing in some of his finest, best-loved, best-remembered characters. In his stories, you'll find worlds within worlds, and magic around every corner."
"Review" by , "This is the perfect de Lint primer."
"Synopsis" by ,
Charles de Lint's remarkable novels and shorter fiction are, in a very real sense, coming of age stories. Here, for the first time, is a collection of his stories about teenagers&150a collection for teen and adult readers alike. From the streets of his famed Newford to the alleys of Bordertown to the realms of Faerie, this is storytelling that will transfix and delight, with characters who will linger in the mind&150many of them from his novels. Featuring an illuminating preface by acclaimed author, anthologist, and critic Terri Windling, Waifs and Strays is a must-own for de Lint fans, and an ideal introduction to his work for newcomers.

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