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Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day

Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day

Seanan McGuire


Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day is a new standalone urban fantasy novella from New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire.

When her sister Patty died, Jenna blamed herself. When Jenna died, she blamed herself for that, too. Unfortunately Jenna died too soon. Living or dead, every soul is promised a certain amount of time, and when Jenna passed she found a heavy debt of time in her record. Unwilling to simply steal that time from the living, Jenna earns every day she leeches with volunteer work at a suicide prevention hotline.

But something has come for the ghosts of New York, something beyond reason, beyond death, beyond hope; something that can bind ghosts to mirrors and make them do its bidding. Only Jenna stands in its way.

Praise for Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day

"Sure to still be on my list of the best for 2017 at the end of the year. McGuire’s very original take on ghosts (and witchcraft, for that matter) produces a moving tale.’’ —Locus

"This tightly paced adventure will win hearts with a charming protagonist and a well-earned ending." —Publishers Weekly

"A spooky, atmospheric love letter to New York and its shifting moods, skylines and people." — Sophia McDougall, author of the Romanitas trilogy


Reviews from Goodreads

Seanan McGuire

SEANAN McGUIRE is the author of Every Heart a Doorway, the October Daye urban fantasy series, the InCryptid series, and several other works, both standalone and in trilogies. She also writes darker fiction as Mira Grant.

She was the winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and in 2013 she became the first person ever to appear five times on the same Hugo ballot.

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