Moonlight & Vines

Moonlight & Vines

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by Charles de Lint
     
 

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Familiar to Charles de Lint's ever-growing audience as the setting of the novels Memory&Dream, Trader, and Someplace To Be Flying, Newford is the quintessential North American city, tough and streetwise on the surface and rich with hidden magic for those who can see.

Now de Lint returns to this extraordinary city for a third volume of

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Familiar to Charles de Lint's ever-growing audience as the setting of the novels Memory&Dream, Trader, and Someplace To Be Flying, Newford is the quintessential North American city, tough and streetwise on the surface and rich with hidden magic for those who can see.

Now de Lint returns to this extraordinary city for a third volume of short stories set there, including several never before published in book form. Here is enchantment under a streetlamp: the landscape of urban North America as only Charles de Lint can show it. "Blending Lovecraft's imagery, Dunsany's poetry, Carroll's surrealism, and Alice Hoffman's small-town strangeness," wrote Interzone on Dreams Underfoot, de Lint's Newford tales are "a haunting mixture of human warmth and cold inevitability, of lessons learned and prices to be paid."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429911252
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Series:
Newford Series
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
401,991
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Born in Holland in 1951, Charles de Lint grew up in Canada, with a few years off in Turkey, Lebanon, and Switzerland.

Although his first novel was 1984's The Riddle of the Wren, it was with Moonheart, published later that same year, that de Lint made his mark, and established him at the forefront of "urban fantasy," modern fantasy storytelling set on contemporary city streets. Moonheart was set in and around "Newford," an imaginary modern North American city, and many of de Lint's subsequent novels have been set in Newford as well, with a growing cast of characters who weave their way in and out of the stories. The Newford novels include Spirit Walk, Memory and Dream, Trader, Someplace To Be Flying, Forests of the Heart, The Onion Girl, and Spirits in the Wires. In addition, de Lint has published several collections of Newford short stories, including Moonlight and Vines, for which he won the World Fantasy Award. Among de Lint's many other novels are Mulengro, Jack the Giant-Killer, and The Little Country.

Married since 1980 to his fellow musician MaryAnn Harris, Charles de Lint lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.


Charles de Lint and his wife, the artist MaryAnn Harris, live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. His evocative novels, including Moonheart, Forests of the Heart, and The Onion Girl, have earned him a devoted following and critical acclaim as a master of contemporary magical fiction in the manner of storytellers like John Crowley, Jonathan Carroll, Alice Hoffman, Ray Bradbury, and Isabel Allende.

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Moonlight and Vines 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
This is reprint of an early Newford anthology with most of the entries having been written in the mid to late 1990s ¿If I Close My Eyes Forever¿ and ¿In the Land of the Unforgiven¿ are brand new entries. Each well written tale brings to life the common theme of social justice for even the fringe. As always the tales come from the perspective of those either at the bottom rung or in the ooze below the food chain instead of the power brokers. Thus the audience sees Newford in a different light than typically seen (while politicians at all levels and both parties rapture culpability on TV, those left behind ¿starred¿ in the pictures on the news during Katrina) fascinatingly this also may leave the tales¿ protagonists in jeopardy of being put away for not seeing the proper light, in this case the magic of the city. MOONLIGHT & VINES is Charles de Lint at his social conscience best, but done in an entertaining slice at life. --- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its in result four now
Jack Dredge-Abercrombie More than 1 year ago
Great set of short stories. Wonderful and full of that modern take on magic that this author is so good at.
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