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Dark Cities Underground

Dark Cities Underground

Lisa Goldstein

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Lisa Goldstein has published eight novels, including the recent Walking the Labyrinth. Her novel The Red Magician won the American Book Award for Best Paperback. She has also published a short story collection, Travellers in Magic, and numerous short stories. Her novels and short stories have been finalists for the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards. "She has given us the kind of magic and adventure that once upon a time made us look for secret panels in the walls of wardrobes, or brush our teeth with a book held in front of our eyes, because we couldn't bear to put it down," said The New Yorker.

In her most ambitious novel yet, Lisa Goldstein tells the story of Ruthie, a young journalist sent to interview Jerry, an older man who as a child was the central character of a series of classic childrens books written by his mother, the Adventures of Jeremy in Neverwas. But Jerry's scary fantastic world is real and sucks them in to strange adventures underground, where love and death threaten.

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DARK CITIES UNDERGROUND

PART ONE
THE DOOR IN THE TREE
THUS GREW THE TALE OF WONDERLAND THUS SLOWLY, ONE BY ONE. ITS QUAINT EVENTS WERE HAMMERED OUT ... .


--LEWIS CARROLL, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
ONE
RUTH...

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“Unlike most of today's fantasy literature, Goldstein's work does not remind the reader of other books: it is truly original, and has a clear, distinct voice of its own. Highly recommended.” —Starlog

“The best in fantasy come from Lisa Goldstein. Goldstein is one of the finest talents in any genre today.” —Rocky Mountain News

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Lisa Goldstein

Lisa Goldstein is the author of seven widely acclaimed novels, including The Dream Years, A Mask for the General, Strange Devices of the Sun and Moon, Tourists, Summer King, Winter Fool, and Dark Cities Underground, as well as numerous works of short fiction, recently collected in the anthology Travellers in Magic. Goldstein lives in Oakland, California.

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