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.

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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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for Will Shetterly's Bordertown novels:
"A gritty, vivid portrait of a half-familiar world . . . Elsewhere works almost perfectly."—Newsday

"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

"Breaks ground that other writers will certainly try to cultivate."—Minneapolis Star Tribune

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152052096
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
08/01/2004
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 5.02(h) x 0.65(d)
Lexile:
720L (what's this?)
Age Range:
14 Years

Meet the Author

WILL SHETTERLY is the author of nine novels and numerous short stories, comic books, and screenplays. His American magical-realist novel Dogland was called "a masterwork" on National Public Radio. He lives in Bisbee, Arizona.

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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!