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A novel of loss, identity, and, in the strangest of places, hope.

Leonard Trader is a luthier, a maker of guitars. Johnny Devlin is chronically unemployed. Leonard is solitary, quiet, responsible. Johnny is a lady-killer, a drunk, a charming loser.

When they inexplicably wake up in each other's bodies, Johnny gleefully moves into Leonard's comfortable and stable existence, leaving Leonard to pick up the pieces of a life he had no part in breaking.

Penniless, friendless, homeless, Leonard begins a journey that will take him beyond the streets of the city to an otherworld of dreams and spirits, where he must confront both the unscrupulous Johnny Devlin and his own deepest fears.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 132.1 x 205.7 x 27.9mm | 317.52g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0765302969
  • 9780765302960
  • 615,719

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Outstanding! Booklist on Trader

A master of urban fantasy returns with one of his finest works. Wholly engaging. Publishers Weekly on Trader

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About Charles de Lint

Charles de Lint's evocative novels, including Moonheart, Memory and Dream, Forests of the Heart, and The Onion Girl, have earned him a devoted following and critical acclaim. In 2000, his story collection Moonlight and Vines won the World Fantasy Award.
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2,581 ratings
4.07 out of 5 stars
5 36% (929)
4 39% (1,011)
3 21% (548)
2 3% (79)
1 1% (14)
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