The Ivory and the Horn

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Macmillan, Mar 15, 1996 - Fiction - 352 pages
23 Reviews
In the city of Newford, when the stars and the vibes are right, you can touch magic. Mermaids sing in the murky harbor, desert spirits crowd the night, and dreams are more real than waking.

Charles de Lint began his chronicles of the extraordinary city of Newford in Memory & Dream and the short-story collection Dreams Underfoot. In The Ivory and the Horn, this uncommonly gifted craftsman weaves a new tapestry of stark realism and fond hope, mean streets and boulevards of dreams, where you will rediscover the power of love and longing, of wishes and desires, and of the magic that hovers at the edge of everyday life.
  

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Review: The Ivory and the Horn (Newford #6)

User Review  - Harmony Rose - Goodreads

This has been my favorite book for a very long time, and it was my introduction to my favorite author to date. This is a collection of short stories centered around a fictitious city named Newford. In it people living modern ordinary lives are creatively touched by something magical. Read full review

Review: The Ivory and the Horn (Newford #6)

User Review  - Wendy Darling - Goodreads

My mom picked this up for me at a library sale based solely on the fact the cover looked like the covers of the Wraeththu books -- which is true. And I have heard good things about Charles de Lint, so ... Read full review

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Contents

WAIFS AND STRAYS
1
MR TRUEPENNYS BOOK EMPORIUM AND GALLERY
36
THE FOREST IS CRYING
44
THE WISHING WELL
70
DEAD MANS SHOES
143
BIRD BONES AND WOOD ASH
164
A TEMPEST IN HER EYES
196
SAXOPHONE JOE AND THE WOMAN IN BLACK
211
THE BONE WOMAN
218
PAL O MINE
230
WHERE DESERT SPIRITS CROWD THE NIGHT
246
DREAM HARDER DREAM TRUE
293
THE POCHADE Box
303
COYOTE STORIES
319
THE FOREVER TREES
327
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About the author (1996)

Born in Holland in 1951, Charles de Lint grew up in Canada, with a few years off in Turkey, Lebanon, and Switzerland.

Although his first novel was 1984's The Riddle of the Wren, it was with Moonheart, published later that same year, that de Lint made his mark, and established him at the forefront of "urban fantasy," modern fantasy storytelling set on contemporary city streets. Moonheart was set in and around "Newford," an imaginary modern North American city, and many of de Lint's subsequent novels have been set in Newford as well, with a growing cast of characters who weave their way in and out of the stories. The Newford novels include Spirit Walk, Memory and Dream, Trader, Someplace To Be Flying, Forests of the Heart, The Onion Girl, and Spirits in the Wires. In addition, de Lint has published several collections of Newford short stories, including Moonlight and Vines, for which he won the World Fantasy Award. Among de Lint's many other novels are Mulengro, Jack the Giant-Killer, and The Little Country.

Married since 1980 to his fellow musician MaryAnn Harris, Charles de Lint lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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