A Shortcut in Time

Charles Dickinson

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Charles Dickinson's novels and short stories have won widespread acclaim for their deft characterization, humanity, and humor. Newsday described him as "a writer thoroughly in command of his art," while the Chicago Tribune wrote "he can surprise us at almost every turn."

Now Dickinson slips beyond the bounds of mundane realism to create a poignant fantasy that bears comparison to the work of Jack Finney and Jonathan Carroll.

Euclid, Illinois, is a town of many shortcuts, between houses, through orchards, and across fields. Josh Winkler, a local artist and longtime resident, knows these irregular pathways well, but is thoroughly taken aback when a hasty dash down a familiar walk deposits him fifteen minutes in the past--literally. At first, Josh is more intrigued than alarmed by this accidental time travel. Then a lost young woman appears, claiming to be from 1908 . . . .

As his life, his family, his town, and even history itself begin to unravel, Josh gradually realizes that his only salvation may lie in A Shortcut Time.

Charles Dickinson has written a moving and unforgettable book about the way the past can affect the present as well as, sometimes, the other way around.

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This story began with a broken promise. It began in water over my head. It began with me, Josh Winkler, flying through the streets of the only town I had ever known, Euclid Heights, Illinois, six zero zero zero one.
I was in a hurry because I didn’t want to disappoint my kid brother. Again. I was old enough to know that you don’t get a lifetime of second chances with people. Especially with people who don’t really need you. And Kurt didn’t need me. He’d jumped out of bed at dawn to complete an Eagle Scout project with his best friend, Vaughan Garner.

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Charles Dickinson is the acclaimed author of such novels as Crows, Rumor Has It, The Widows' Adventures, and Waltz in Marathon. He lives in Arlington, Illinois.

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A Shortcut in Time
Charles Dickinson

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
January 2004
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765306395
ISBN10: 0765306395
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 288 pages
$18.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
January 2004
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ISBN: 9781429943055
ISBN10: 142994305X
288 pages
$7.99
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