Someplace to Be Flying


Charles de Lint

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Lily is a photojournalist in search of the "animal people" who supposedly haunt the city's darkest slums. Hank is a slumdweller who knows the bad streets all too well. One night, in a brutal incident, their two lives collide--uptown Lily and downtown Hank, each with a quest and a role to play in the secret drama of the city's oldest inhabitants.

For the animal people walk among us. Native Americans call them the First People, but they have never left, and they claim the city for their own.

Not only have Hank and Lily stumbled onto a secret, they've stumbled into a war. And in this battle for the city's soul, nothing is quite as it appears.

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Praise for Someplace to Be Flying

"An enthralling blend of old European and Native American mythology, seamlessly worked into a modern setting and situation. De Lint's best so far."
--Kirkus Revews on Someplace to Be Flying

"The reader does not have to be strictly a fan of either thrillers or fantasy to thoroughly enjoy this delightful tale."
--The Washington Post on Someplace to Be Flying

"De Lint is as engaging a stylist as Stephen King, but considerably more inventive and ambitious. With Someplace To Be Flying he has produced a book that should appeal even to those who, like this reviewer, do not generally care a lot for fantasy."
--Toronto Globe and Mail on Someplace to Be Flying

"As page-turning and intelligent as usual for de Lint, who clearly has no equal as an urban fantasist and very few equals among fantasists as a folklorist. First-rate."
--Booklist on Someplace to Be Flying

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About the Author

Charles de Lint

The World Fantasy Award-winning author of The Onion Girl, Moonheart, and many other novels, Charles de Lint lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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Someplace to Be Flying
Charles de Lint


World Fantasy Award - Finalist

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Tom Doherty Associates
Orb Books
August 2005
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765307576
ISBN10: 076530757X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 384 pages

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