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Sisters Laurel and Bess Dillard are traveling through the Southwest playing their music in bars and house parties when they meet two unhappy Native American spirits, Jim Changing Dog and Alice Corn Hair.
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Canadian author de Lint and illustrator Vess make good medicine in this whimsical collaboration of words and images starring those rambunctious red-haired Dillard twins, Laurel and Bess, mentioned in 2002’s Seven Wild Sisters and now stage center in their own short novel.... The mythic magic inevitable in all of de Lint’s best fantasies marks the spirited conclusion.”
De Lint adroitly and believably meshes the world we live in and the spirit world, and his lyrical descriptions of desert and canyon take us directly into the ambiance of the Southwest, adding much to the charm of this first-in-a-series short novel that is already well laced with humor, romance, and Native American mythology and nicely complemented by World Fantasy Award winner Charles Vess’s black-and-white illustrations.”
Charles de Lint’s new book, Medicine Road, is a first-rate folk tale, the story of a jackalope (that’s a mythical cross between a rabbit and an antelope, for the uninitiated) and a red dog whose run-in with a meddling Coyote Woman changes their lives forever.”
Medicine Road is like a dish made with a few strongly flavored ingredients. It has its impact and lingers in the memory just as long as a complex, subtly seasoned meal might. I heartily recommend it.”
Green Man Review
De Lint has created a rich fairy tale where the characters, both human and animal spirit, practically jump off the pages with their own personalities, and it’s a fast-moving enjoyability that doesn’t suffer from not knowing the full measure of the Dillard sisters’ background.”
...a strong, thoroughly enjoyable, thoroughly magical story that takes advantage of native myths and lore to create something entirely new, yet quietly familiar.”
The author cleverly weaves ancient myths with modern-day romance in a way that seems easy and natural.”
Rocky Mountain News
Charles de Lint is the best-selling author of more than seventy adult, YA, and children’s books, including Moonheart, The Onion Girl, Widdershins, Medicine Road, and Under My Skin. He is the recipient of the World Fantasy, YALSA, Crawford, and Aurora awards. De Lint is a poet, songwriter, performer, and folklorist, and he writes a book review column for Fantasy & Science Fiction.
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Book Description Subterranean, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG1931081972
Book Description Subterranean, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Collectible: Like New. Published 2004 by Subterranean Press. Signed Limited Edition. This is copy 303 of 750. Very nice condition with dust jacket in protective plastic wrap. Binding is tight, sturdy and square. Near fine. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Seller Inventory # 188414
Book Description Subterranean Press, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Vess, Charles (illustrator). Limited Edition. Deluxe signed edition limited to 750 numbered copies: copy number 266. Signed by Charles Vess (monogram) and Charles de Lint on special prelim, illustrated page. Includes Special Art Section: Additional art sketches by Charles Vess. Leatherbound. A collaboration of words and images starring the red-haired Dillard twins who are drawn into an ages old wager between Native American Spirits. 206 pp. Fine Hardcover w/ Fine dj. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 1006