In the city of newford, when the stars and the vibes are right, you can touch magic. mermaids sing in the murky harbor, desert spirits crowd the night, and dreams are more real than waking. charles de lint began his chronicles of the extraordinary city of newford in "memory & dream" and the short-story collection "dreams underfoot." in "the ivory and the horn, " this uncommonly gifted craftsman weaves a new tapestry of stark realism and fond hope, mean streets and boulevards of dreams, where you will rediscover the power
In the old century, they called them the gentry: ancient spirits of the land, magical, amoral, and dangerous. when the irish emigrated to north america, some of the gentry followed...only to find that the new world already had spirits of its own, called manitou and other such names by the native tribes.now generations have passed, and the irish have made homes in the new land, but the gentry still wander homeless on the city streets. gathering in the city shadows, they bide their time and dream of power. as their
In novel after novel, and story after story, charles de lint has brought an entire imaginary north american city to vivid life. newford: where magic lights dark streets; where myths walk clothed in modern shapes; where a broad cast of extraordinary and affecting people work to keep the whole world turning.at the center of all the entwined lives in newford stands a young artist named jilly coppercorn, with her tangled hair, her paint-splattered jeans, a smile perpetually on her lips--jilly, whose paintings capture the hidden beings that dwell in the
After widdershins, i thought i wouldn't write at length about jilly again. i'd promised one more short story about her for bill at subterranean press, but that would be it. having left her in a good place at the end of widdershins, i didn't want to complicate her life yet again, so i planned to set the story earlier in her life, during her first year as a student at butler university. except the story grew. i was having too much fun visiting with this younger jilly, so i asked
Medicine road will be the first in a series of linked novels by charles de lint, profusely illustrated by charles vess. each of the projected three volumes will feature various combinations of the seven red-haired dillard sisters (from seven wild sisters) as well as new characters introduced as the stories progress. the first book will be set in the sonoran desert around tucson, arizona, with excursions north.