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In an Absent Dream (Wayward Children)
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Seanan McGuire
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In an Absent Dream (Wayward Children)

Seanan McGuire


9780765399298

St Martins/Tor


Fantasy;
Myth & legend told as fiction


Hardback

208 pages

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Every Heart a Doorway racked up comparisons to C. S. Lewis and Lewis Carroll, and the Wayward Children series has delighted and mesmerized readers.

This fourth entry and prequel tells the story of Lundy, a very serious young girl who would rather study and dream than become a respectable housewife and live up to the expectations of the world around her. As well she should.

When she finds a doorway to a world founded on logic and reason, riddles and lies, she thinks she's found her paradise. Alas, everything costs at the goblin market, and when her time there is drawing to a close, she makes the kind of bargain that never plays out well. For anyone . . .

By:   Seanan McGuire
Imprint:   St Martins/Tor
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   4
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 143mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   290g
ISBN:   9780765399298
ISBN 10:   0765399296
Series:   Wayward Children
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   January 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Seanan McGuire is the author of the Wayward Children series, the October Daye urban fantasy series, the InCryptid series, and other works. She also writes darker fiction as Mira Grant. Seanan lives in Seattle with her cats, a vast collection of creepy dolls, horror movies, and sufficient books to qualify her as a fire hazard. 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.


Praise for Every Heart a Doorway With Every Heart a Doorway, McGuire has created her own mini-masterpiece of portal fantasy -- a jewel of a book that deserves to be shelved with Lewis Carroll's and C. S. Lewis' classics, even as it carves its own precocious space between them. -- NPR Seanan McGuire has long been one of the smartest writers around, and with this novella we can easily see that her heart is as big as her brain. --Charlaine Harris One of the most extraordinary stories I've ever read. --V. E. Schwab This is a gorgeous story: sometimes mean, sometimes angry, and always exciting. --Cory Doctorow for BoingBoing So mindblowingly good, it hurts. --io9 McGuire's lyrical prose makes this novella a rich experience. --Library Journal starred review This gothic charmer is a love letter to anyone who's ever felt out of place. -- Publishers Weekly Seanan McGuire once again demonstrates her intimate knowledge of the human heart in a powerful fable of loss, yearning and damaged children. -- Paul Cornell, author of London Falling and Witches of Lychford The broken doors are open, and you should come and enter. Every Heart a Doorway feels like home. --B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

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