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Trader

Trader

Newford

Charles de Lint

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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.

ALA Best Books for Young Adults, NYPLT Books for the Teen Age, World Fantasy Award - Finalist, Books for the Teen Age, New York Public Library, American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, NYPL Books for the Teen Age

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1 MAX TRADER
If dreams can be portents of what is to come, then I had my fair share of forewarning before my life was stolen away.
Each night, for the week preceding the event, I found myself returned to the workshop of my old mentor. Janossy...

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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 the author

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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