Dark Cities Underground

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Macmillan, Jun 12, 1999 - Fiction - 252 pages
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Lisa Goldstein has published eight novels, including the recent Walking the Labyrinth. Her novel The Red Magician won the American Book Award for Best Paperback. She has also published a short story collection, Travellers in Magic, and numerous short stories. Her novels and short stories have been finalists for the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards. "She has given us the kind of magic and adventure that once upon a time made us look for secret panels in the walls of wardrobes, or brush our teeth with a book held in front of our eyes, because we couldn't bear to put it down," said The New Yorker.

In her most ambitious novel yet, Lisa Goldstein tells the story of Ruthie, a young journalist sent to interview Jerry, an older man who as a child was the central character of a series of classic childrens books written by his mother, the Adventures of Jeremy in Neverwas. But Jerry's scary fantastic world is real and sucks them in to strange adventures underground, where love and death threaten.

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User Review  - bunwat - LibraryThing

This is probably a three and a half star. I waffled about giving it four but in the end I couldn't. There's some great subtext here about the universality of myth and how it intersects with children's ... Read full review

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User Review  - break - LibraryThing

Having read several of Lisa Goldstein's books (The Dream Years, Tourists, A Mask for the General, Walking the Labyrinth) I was happy when I saw on my local public library's shelf one I haven't: Dark ... Read full review

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Lisa Goldstein is the author of seven widely acclaimed novels, including "The Dream Years, A Mask for the General, Strange Devices of the Sun and Moon, Tourists, Summer King, Winter Fool, "and "Dark Cities Underground", as well as numerous works of short fiction, recently collected in the anthology "Travellers in Magic". Goldstein lives in Oakland, California.

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