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On a snowy night in February, at the improbable point in Lower Manhattan where Waverly Place intersects Waverly Place, a photographer named Leo meets Veronica for the first time. Starkly beautiful, mysterious, aloof, she leads him into a world where illusion blends seamlessly with reality—a luminously transformed city where powerful underground streams crisscross beneath the streets, a city of dragonpoints and Tibetan mysticism where real time is magically altered. Ten years have passed since Veronica’s father, the famous magician Albin White, disappeared while performing a dangerous feat of time travel before a packed theater audience. White’s disappearance was no accident: he was sabotaged by his apprentice Starwood, who interfered at a critical moment and sent him hurtling into the past, free to explore other eras but with no means of returning to the present.

Until Veronica finds Leo…

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Black and white magic, time travel, the choicer arcane of Tibetan Buddhism, and a titanic struggle to the death at the top of the Empire State Building...Satisfying as the storytelling is, though, the deeper pleasures here stem from the author's imaginative and idiosyncratic scholarship, by means of which the uncanny is made to seem commonplace and the commonplace unfathomable. --New Yorker

The hard-boiled detective novel meets The Tibetan Book of the Dead...Veronica is a dramatic literary achievement unlike anything else in contemporary American fiction. --Edward Hirsch

Hip, sexy...superbly lyrical...a novel in which anything can happen.--New York Times Book Review

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Nicholas Christopher is the author of four previous novels, The Soloist, Veronica, A Trip to the Stars, and Franklin Flyer, eight books of poetry, and a book about film noir, Somewhere in the Night. He lives in New York City.

About the Author

Nicholas Christopher is the author of four previous novels, The Soloist, Veronica, A Trip to the Stars, and Franklin Flyer, eight books of poetry, and a book about film noir, Somewhere in the Night. He lives in New York City.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440338017
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Christopher, Nicholas
Author:
Nicholas, Christopher
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Time travel
Subject:
Manhattan (new york, n.y.)
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080624
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
306

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Product details 306 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780440338017 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Black and white magic, time travel, the choicer arcane of Tibetan Buddhism, and a titanic struggle to the death at the top of the Empire State Building...Satisfying as the storytelling is, though, the deeper pleasures here stem from the author's imaginative and idiosyncratic scholarship, by means of which the uncanny is made to seem commonplace and the commonplace unfathomable. --New Yorker

The hard-boiled detective novel meets The Tibetan Book of the Dead...Veronica is a dramatic literary achievement unlike anything else in contemporary American fiction. --Edward Hirsch

Hip, sexy...superbly lyrical...a novel in which anything can happen.--New York Times Book Review

From the Trade Paperback edition.

"Synopsis" by , Nicholas Christopher is the author of four previous novels, The Soloist, Veronica, A Trip to the Stars, and Franklin Flyer, eight books of poetry, and a book about film noir, Somewhere in the Night. He lives in New York City.
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