Widdershins

Widdershins

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Jilly Coppercorn and Geordie Riddell. Since they were introduced in the first Newford story, "Timeskip," back in 1989, their friends and readers alike have been waiting for them to realize what everybody else already knows: that they belong together. But they've been more clueless about how they feel for each other than the characters in "When Harry Met Sally." Now in "Widdershins," a stand-alone novel of fairy courts set in shopping malls and the Bohemian street scene of Newford's Crowsea area, Jilly and Geordie's story is finally being told. Before it's over, we'll find ourselves plunged into the rancorous and sometimes violent conflict between the magical North American "animal people" and the more newly-arrived fairy folk. We'll watch as Jilly is held captive in a sinister world based on her own worst memories--and Geordie, attempting to help, is sent someplace even worse. And we'll be captivated by the power of love and determination to redeem ancient hatreds and heal old magics gone sour. To walk "widdershins" is to walk counterclockwise or backwards around something. It's a classic pathway into the fairy realm. It's also the way people often back slowly into the relationships that matter, the real ones that make for a life. In "Widdershins" Charles de Lint has delivered one of his most accessible and moving works of his career.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 560 pages
  • 160.02 x 238.76 x 43.18mm | 839.14g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765312859
  • 9780765312853
  • 2,208,870

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Praise for Charles de Lint "In de Lint's capable hands, modern fantasy becomes something other than escapism. It becomes folk song, the stuff of urban myth." --"The ""Phoenix"" Gazette" "De Lint is a romantic; he believes in the great things, faith, hope, and charity (especially if love is included in that last), but he also believes in the power of magic--or at least the magic of fiction--to open our eyes to a larger world." "--""Edmonton"" Journal" "A master storyteller Blends Celtic, Native American, and other cultures into a seamless mythology that resonates with magic and truth." --"Library Journal "on "The Onion Girl" "Like great writers of magic realism, De Lint writes about people in the world we know, encountering magic as part of that world." --"Booklist" on "Spirits in the Wires"show more

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Praise for Charles de Lint "In de Lint's capable hands, modern fantasy becomes something other than escapism. It becomes folk song, the stuff of urban myth." --"The Phoenix Gazette" on Charles de Lint "De Lint is a romantic; he believes in the great things, faith, hope, and charity (especially if love is included in that last), but he also believes in the power of magic--or at least the magic of fiction--to open our eyes to a larger world." "--Edmonton Journal "on Charles de Lint "A master storyteller Blends Celtic, Native American, and other cultures into a seamless mythology that resonates with magic and truth." --"Library Journal "on "The Onion Girl" "Like great writers of magic realism, De Lint writes about people in the world we know, encountering magic as part of that world." --"Booklist" on "Spirits in the Wires"show more

About Charles de Lint

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.show more

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3,860 ratings
4.19 out of 5 stars
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4 38% (1,472)
3 16% (606)
2 3% (112)
1 1% (22)
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