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HarperCollins, Jan 5, 2000 - Fiction - 322 pages
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On a snowy night in February--at the improbable corner in lower Manhattan where Waverly Place intersects itself--a photographer named Leo meets Veronica, the beautiful, enigmatic daughter of an illusionist who has been swallowed up in time. Veronica is looking for an appetite, a savior. And she is soon leading Leo into a dangerous labyrinth of delights that winds beneath and beyond a luminously transformed city of underground streams, dragonpoints, and mystically altered time. At the frozen apex of an extraordinary winter, Veronica has enticed Leo into a wonderful, terrible world...and away from his ordinary life forever.

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User Review  - guyaburdick - LibraryThing

This is my favorite urban fantasy. The story is set in New York. Veronica is the daughter of a magician (and so much more). This novel has more twists and turns than the streets of Manhattan. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

From an accomplished poet and second-novelist (The Soloist, 1986): a page-turning yarn about magic and time-travel set in modern Manhattan. Again, Christopher offers little poetry but lots of lean ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Nicholas Christopher's other novels are The Soloist and A Trip to the Stars, to be published in 2000. He is also the author of seven books of poetry, most recently Atomic Field: Two Poems and a book about film noir, Somewhere in the Night. His work has appeared in many magazines, including The New Yorker, Esquire, The New Republic, and The Paris Review. He has received numerous awards and fellowships from organizations including the Guggenheim Foundation and the Academy of American Poets. He lives in New York City.

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