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Elsewhere
     

Elsewhere

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by Will Shetterly
 

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When Ron runs away, he ends up in Bordertown, a grim city that lies between the real world and the world of faerie, a place where elf and human gangs stalk the streets side by side, and where magic works better than technology. If the city doesn't kill him, it just may teach him what it is to be human.

"An intriguing hybrid fantasy that mixes life on the

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When Ron runs away, he ends up in Bordertown, a grim city that lies between the real world and the world of faerie, a place where elf and human gangs stalk the streets side by side, and where magic works better than technology. If the city doesn't kill him, it just may teach him what it is to be human.

"An intriguing hybrid fantasy that mixes life on the street with magic and glimpses of unworldly beauty."
--Kirkus Reviews

"...a gritty, vivid portrait of a half-familiar world...Elsewhere works almost perfectly."
--Newsday

"Will Shetterly not only explores new fantastic territory, he invents a whole new perilous realm, powerfully fascinating. It's a hard-edged vision, sharp as a knife blade, a borderline where punk and funk mix with Blake and Yeats, and Faerie is not as we might expect. Surprising, daring, deeply moving, Elsewhere could only have been written here and now.
--Lloyd Alexander, Newberry Award-winning author of The High King

"Shetterly has just enough distance from his hero to shape [his] troubled journey with skill and conviction, too little distance to patronize."
--The Village Voice Literary Supplement

"...a dynamic cyberpunkish fantasy ... Steeped in both survival and coming-of-age themes, the story will attract a wide genre readership."
--booklist

"My favorite graffito ever used to be on a wall just outside Paddington Station in London: FAR AWAY IS NEAR AT HAND IN IMAGES OF ELSEWHERE. They since knocked the wall down, but if you look closely you can still see the word WHERE. In all the years since, I have been looking for the book to match this statement, and it is clear that this book is Will Shetterly's. I have never known the far away brought so near in any other book."
--Diana Wynne Jones, World Fantasy Award-winning authorof Archer's Goon and Howl's Moving Castle

"Elsewhere breaks ground that other writers will certainly try to cultivate."
--Minneapolis Star Tribune

"An entertaining story with surprising twists and turns that will keep you reading to find out what happens next."
--The Voice of Youth Advocates

"...certain to raise controversy--and the high school kids will love it."
--The Bulletin

"...sometimes violent and profane, yet beautifully written ... Not for the weak of heart, but a book for the adventurous soul."
--The New Advocate

"With a single book, Will Shetterly has redrawn the boundaries of young adult fantasy. This is remarkable work."
--Bruce Coville, author of My Teacher Is an Alienand Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013599215
Publisher:
CatYelling
Publication date:
03/14/2011
Series:
Wolfboy , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
605,444
File size:
463 KB

Meet the Author

Will Shetterly is the author of Dogland and other novels.

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Elsewhere 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Im not a good reader,I usually start a book and never finish it,but when I started to read 'Elsewhere' I couldnt put it down. Elsewhere is one of my favorite books and I'll read it more then once!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully written, a great story with unexpected twists and turns.
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Zengirl160 More than 1 year ago
Very fantastical and an interesting read. Not for the average reader tho.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book several years ago as well as the sequal Nevernever. The characters captivated me and I couldn't put either of the books down. It's a great book for anyone who dosn't usually like reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was so cooolllll! Magical bikers. a place where kids runaway too. The things they do it is so cool. I love it so much!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this novel. It was one of those books that you can hardly put down because it is so good! I highly recommend this novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Read it in highschool the first time..couldn't put it down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The fantasy world of Bordertown comes alive in this great book. It's well written, very engaging, and lots of fun.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Shetterly is awesome, so is Emma Bull (his wife) who wrote 'Finder' that ties in the cherecters from Elswhere and Nevernever. I love them all! Read all three in my freshman year in highschool. Those books really got me through the day with their mythical characters and awesome writing style.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved reading Elsewhere by Will Shetterly! I could not put the book down.... it was really fantastic! I keep checking it out at the city library... Once again, I loved reading it! It deserves more than 5 stars!