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Publisher Comments:

The finest stories of this popular pioneer of urban fantasy and creator of the mythical city of Newford have been chosen by the author—and his fans—and gathered in this extraordinary collection. Asked to suggest their own favorite stories for inclusion, de Lints fans have been instrumental in creating a treasury that will spark the imaginations of readers of all ages. These are retold fairy tales and new modern myths that thoroughly redefine the boundaries of magic.

Between these pages are all manner of enchanted characters in unusual places: playful Crow Girls who sneak into the homes of their sleeping neighbors, a graffiti artist who risks his life to expose a deadly conspiracy, and an unrepentant trickster who throws one last party to reveal a lost folkloric tradition.

At turns unexpected, whimsical, dark, and mystical, this is an essential compendium of timeless tales to be revisited as often as the heart desires.

Review:

"Contemporary fantasist de Lint built this winning compilation with help from his readers, who voted on their favorite stories. The result is an outstanding and widely varied collection of 29 tales. The delightfully light-hearted 'Pixel Pixies' adds magic and mischief to innocent online interactions. ('If you're lucky, still on the Internet and didn't follow you home.') 'Merlin Dreams in the Mondream Wood' investigates the nature and meaning of memories. The heart-wrenching 'In the House of My Enemy,' later developed into the novel The Onion Girl, narrates the decisions made by a pregnant girl with an abusive past. Longtime fans and newcomers alike will fall in love with de Lint's graceful, poetic language and characters like 'an old man who wore the shape of a red-haired boy with crackernut eyes that seemed as bright as salmon tails glinting up the water.' (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

At turns whimsical, dark, and mystical, this extraordinary collection of retold fairy tales and new, modern myths redefine the boundaries of magic. Compiling favored stories suggested by the author and his fans, this delightful treasury contains the most esteemed and beloved selections that de Lint has to offer. Innovative characters in unexpected places are the key to each plot: playful Crow Girls who sneak into the homes of their sleeping neighbors; a graffiti artist who risks everything to expose a long-standing conspiracy; a half-human girl who must choose between her village and her strange birthright; and an unrepentant trickster who throws one last party to reveal a folkloric tradition. Showcasing some of the finest offerings within the realms of urban fantasy and magical realism, this essential compendium of timeless tales will charm and inspire.

About the Author

Charles de Lint is the bestselling author of more than 60 adult, YA, and childrens books, including The Blue Girl, Moonheart, The Onion Girl, and Widdershins. He is a reviewer for the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. He is the recipient of the World Fantasy, YALSA, Crawford, and Aurora Awards. He lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

Table of Contents

Introduction

A Wish Named Arnold

And the Rafters Were Ringing

Birds

Coyote Stories

Crow Girls

Freewheeling

Held Safe by Moonlight and Vines

In the House of My Enemy

In the Pines

In Which We Meet Jilly Coppercorn

Into the Gree

Laughter in the Leaves

Many Worlds Are Born Tonight

Merlin Dreams in the Mondream Wood

Mr. Truepennys Book Emporium and Gallery

Old Man Crow

Paol OMine

Pixel Pixies

Sisters

That Was Radio Clash

The Badger in the Bag

The Conjure Man

The Fields Beyond the Fields

The Graceless Child

The Moon Is Drowning While I Sleep

The Stone Drum

Timeskip

We Are Dead Together

Winter Was Hard

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Jeanne Kay, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Jeanne Kay)
Charles de Lint never, or rarely, fails to deliver outstanding storytelling in the Urban Fantasy genre. Really, though, he is describing a world that must surely be real. This is a collection of fans' favorite de Lint short stories, and it is wonderful!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781892391964
Author:
De Lint, Charles
Publisher:
Tachyon Publications
Author:
de Lint, Charles
Author:
Charles de Lint
Subject:
Fantasy - Short Stories
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Short Stories
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
425
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Contemporary fantasist de Lint built this winning compilation with help from his readers, who voted on their favorite stories. The result is an outstanding and widely varied collection of 29 tales. The delightfully light-hearted 'Pixel Pixies' adds magic and mischief to innocent online interactions. ('If you're lucky, still on the Internet and didn't follow you home.') 'Merlin Dreams in the Mondream Wood' investigates the nature and meaning of memories. The heart-wrenching 'In the House of My Enemy,' later developed into the novel The Onion Girl, narrates the decisions made by a pregnant girl with an abusive past. Longtime fans and newcomers alike will fall in love with de Lint's graceful, poetic language and characters like 'an old man who wore the shape of a red-haired boy with crackernut eyes that seemed as bright as salmon tails glinting up the water.' (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by ,

At turns whimsical, dark, and mystical, this extraordinary collection of retold fairy tales and new, modern myths redefine the boundaries of magic. Compiling favored stories suggested by the author and his fans, this delightful treasury contains the most esteemed and beloved selections that de Lint has to offer. Innovative characters in unexpected places are the key to each plot: playful Crow Girls who sneak into the homes of their sleeping neighbors; a graffiti artist who risks everything to expose a long-standing conspiracy; a half-human girl who must choose between her village and her strange birthright; and an unrepentant trickster who throws one last party to reveal a folkloric tradition. Showcasing some of the finest offerings within the realms of urban fantasy and magical realism, this essential compendium of timeless tales will charm and inspire.

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