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ISBN13: 9780142406526
ISBN10: 014240652x
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In the ancient Scottish ballad "Tam Lin," headstrong Janet defies Tam Lin to walk in her own land of Carterhaugh . . . and then must battle the Queen of Faery for possession of her lover’s body and soul. In this version of "Tam Lin," masterfully crafted by Pamela Dean, Janet is a college student, "Carterhaugh" is Carter Hall at the university where her father teaches, and Tam Lin is a boy named Thomas Lane. Set against the backdrop of the early 1970s, imbued with wit, poetry, romance, and magic, Tam Lin has become a cult classic—and once you begin reading, you’ll know why. This reissue features an updated introduction by the book’s original editor, the acclaimed Terri Windling.

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Based upon the classic Scottish fairy tale about a girl's lover being stolen by the Queen of Faery, this magical, contemporary novel is set on a midwestern college campus in the late 1960s and early 1970s with outlandish theater majors. "An intriguing mix of magic, literature and academic politics".--Locus.

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crowyhead, March 19, 2007 (view all comments by crowyhead)
This really is a lovely, absorbing novel, but it's also kind of frustrating. It bills itself as a fantasy novel -- and it is -- but it's nearly 500 pages long and the fantasy element doesn't come to the fore until the last 75-100 pages. It's as though Dean suddenly recalled that she was meant to be writing a retelling of a fairy ballad, not just an exceptionally well-written collegiate romance, and the whole story suddenly comes to a galloping magic-strewn conclusion. I won't lie -- I still really liked the book. It made me nostalgic for my days at my own tiny, liberal arts college in the northern Midwest, and parts of it are deliciously creepy in a Secret History kind of way (what IS it with creepiness and Classics majors, huh? Novelists love that combo). But overall it's not 100% successful and that made me twitchy, because I wanted it to be even better than it was. I still recommend it, but with reservations.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142406526
Author:
Dean, Pamela
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Introduction by:
Terri, Windling
Introduction:
Terri, Windling
Author:
Terri, Windling
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Tam Lin (Legendary character)
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.18 x 5.52 x 1.32 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 14 up to AND UP

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"Synopsis" by , Based upon the classic Scottish fairy tale about a girl's lover being stolen by the Queen of Faery, this magical, contemporary novel is set on a midwestern college campus in the late 1960s and early 1970s with outlandish theater majors. "An intriguing mix of magic, literature and academic politics".--Locus.

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