There's something wrong with the Verdun Street Bridge in Granville. People don't like the way it feels. They take the long way around it if they can - and Alyssha Dodson knows why. A dark doorway under that bridge leads to another world. Alyssha spent a summer there when she was a child. She's promised her father she won't go back. But now she has no choice, does she? A hit-and-run victim from that world has brought her a message of trouble there - a message she doesn't understand, but one she has to deliver. Of course, she has other reasons for going back. There's a place for her in Bandor, better than any place in her own world. It's where she belongs. And there's Kardl - the boy she met there when she was twelve. She's daydreamed about him for all these years, and now he'll be there, waiting for her the way she's waited for him... Won't he?
- Paperback | 430 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 27.43mm | 721.21g
- 18 Jun 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Mary Patterson Thornburg
Mary Patterson Thornburg was born in California and has lived in Washington State, Indiana, and Montana, where she currently resides with her husband, poet and fellow novelist Thomas Thornburg. She has published fiction, literary criticism, and poetry. Thornburg's short fiction has appeared in THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION, ZAHIR, and CICADA, among other magazines, and in several anthologies. Two of her stories received honorable mention in THE YEAR'S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR, and her young adult story "Niam's Tale," set in the world of THE KURA, and published in CICADA, won the 2011 Magazine Merit Honor Certificate from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.