Trader

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Macmillan, Mar 1, 2005 - Fiction - 352 pages
17 Reviews
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.
  

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Review: Trader (Newford #7)

User Review  - Olivia - Goodreads

Though I only just read it, I can't describe my feelings for this book as anything other than intensely personal and deeply rooted. It's been on my bookshelf for years, and I've always known I would ... Read full review

Review: Trader (Newford #7)

User Review  - Roy Mesler - Goodreads

I feel like there is a kernel of awesome here that would have made an excellent short story. However, the story gets mired in relationship dialogue that had me just flipping pages to get back to the ... Read full review

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Contents

SHIFT
13
THE CENTER CANNOT HOLD
87
OWNING YOUR OWN SHADOW
235
WALKING LARGE AS TREES
339
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

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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