, 2001 - Fiction
- 454 pages
Sean Stewart's previous novel, Mockingbird, was selected as a Notable Book by The New York Times and The San Francisco Chronicle, and chosen as one of Locus magazine's Best Fantasy Novels of the Year. Now, this acclaimed author takes readers to Galveston-an island uprooted, and uplifted, by magic...Galveston had been baptized twice. Once by water in the fall,1900. Again by magic during Mardi Gras, 2004. Creatures were born of survivors' joy and sufferers' pain: scorpions the size of dogs, the Crying Clown, the Widow who ate her victims. And the Island of Galveston would forever be divided-between the real city and a city locked in a constant Carnival, an endless Mardi Gras...