Memory and Dream

Memory and Dream

by Charles de Lint
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Memory and Dream by Charles de Lint

Isabelle Copley's visionary art frees ancient spirits. As the young student of the cruel, brilliant artist Vincent Rushkin, she discovered she could paint images so vividly real they brought her wildest fantasies to life. But when the forces she unleashed brought tragedy to those she loved, she turned her back on her talent — and on her dreams.

Now, twenty years later, Isabelle must come to terms with the shattering memories she has long denied, and unlock the slumbering power of her brush. And, in a dark reckoning with her old master, she must find the courage to live out her dreams and bring the magic back to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765316783
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 02/20/2007
Series: Newford Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 396,818
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.89(d)

About the Author

CHARLES DE LINT and his wife, the artist MaryAnn Harris, live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. His evocative novels, including Moonheart, Forests of the Heart, The Onion Girl, and Widdershins, 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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Memory and Dream 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my all time favorite books. I have reread the book more than 20 times. I love the characters he creates a reality that is vivid and alive.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Memory and Dream Charles De Lint Tor Orb, Feb 2007, $15.95 ISBN: 0765316781 --- In Newford, former art apprentice to cruel genius Vincent Rushkin, Isabelle Copley learned she had an uncanny skill to paint images that seemed so real, they became animated. Isabelle brought to life those who reside in the spirit realm with her art. However, she became frightened of her skill and fled her talent and her town. --- Five years ago, writer Kathy Mully tragically died. From the beyond, she warns her friend Isabelle that her creations from two decades ago are causing harm and that she must confront what she wrought. Unable to deny Kathy as she knows too deeply what happened to her friend, Isabelle begins the catharsis of truth. Native American John Sweetgrass, also a friend of the late Kathy, helps the artist who must confront her evil former master by accepting her love for John, the star of many of her drawings. --- Shifting viewpoints and eras, Charles De Lint provides an excellent Newford thriller that will persuade the most skeptical that the small northern town not only exists, but also contains powers from beyond the mortal plane. The cast drives the exhilarating plot as Isabelle must confront what she has denied of her past. Readers will enjoy this fine thriller as Mr. De Lint writes a tremendous horror fantasy. --- Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
While in the book Isabelle's paintings come to life, for me this story came to life. It made me want to believe it. The way de Lint writes his characters is so real, you can't help but relate to their pain and long for the magic they have in their lives. It made me appreciate my own art, and think that maybe it has a life of its own.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the second book I have read by De Lint and it is a very excellent book. I loved the characters and was really drawn into the book. It was a book I wished would never end.