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Muse and Reverie

Muse and Reverie

A Newford Collection

Newford

Charles de Lint

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From the master of contemporary urban fantasy, a new collection of "Newford" stories

The city of Newford could be any city in North America, bursting with music, commerce, art, love, hate, and, of course magic. Magic in the sidewalk cracks, myth at the foundations of its great buildings, enchantment in the spaces between its people.

In novels like Moonheart, Forests of the Heart, The Onion Girl, and The Mystery of Grace, and in a series of story collections, urban fantasy master Charles de Lint has explored that magic and those spaces, bringing to life a tapestry of people from all walks of life, each looking for a spark of the miraculous to shape their lives and transform their fate.

In Muse and Reverie, the fifth of the story collections, we reencounter old friends such as Jilly, Sophie, and the Crow Girls. We breathe in intimations of the world beyond death, and of magic beyond time. Longtime readers and newcomers alike will find themselves under Charles de Lint's unique spell.

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Praise for Muse and Reverie

“A master storyteller, de Lint blends Celtic, Native American, and other cultures into a seamless mythology that resonates with magic and truth.” —Library Journal

“Charles de Lint is the modern master of urban fantasy. Folktale, myth, fairy tale, dreams, urban legend--all of it adds up to pure magic in de lint's vivid, original world. No one does it better.” —Alice Hoffman

“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 The Onion Girl

“What makes de Lint's particular brand of fantasy so catchy is his attention to the ordinary. Like great writers of magic realism, he writes about people in the world we know, encountering magic as part of that world. ” —Booklist

“In the fictional city of Newford, replete with the brutal realities of modern urban life, de Lint's characters encounter magic in strange and unexpected places…. 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 Dreams Underfoot

“De Lint is a master of the modern urban folk tale.” —The Denver Post on The Ivory and the Horn

“Fulfilling and rewarding…. Every story is a discovery.” —Quill & Quire on Tapping the Dream Tree

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About the author

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.

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