Someplace to Be Flying

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Macmillan, Aug 1, 2005 - Fiction - 384 pages
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Lily is a photojournalist in search of the "animal people" who supposedly haunt the city's darkest slums. Hank is a slumdweller who knows the bad streets all too well. One night, in a brutal incident, their two lives collide--uptown Lily and downtown Hank, each with a quest and a role to play in the secret drama of the city's oldest inhabitants.

For the animal people walk among us. Native Americans call them the First People, but they have never left, and they claim the city for their own.

Not only have Hank and Lily stumbled onto a secret, they've stumbled into a war. And in this battle for the city's soul, nothing is quite as it appears.


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User Review  - zjakkelien - LibraryThing

It took me a little while to get into this book, but then I loved it. I think the getting into it might have had something to do with my concentration and less with the book. In any case, in the ... Read full review

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User Review  - lexport - LibraryThing

I deeply wish that more Newford books were full novels rather than collections of short stories. I love the characters and settings that De Lint creates, they are perfect places to escape and let one ... Read full review


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The World Fantasy Award-winning author of The Onion Girl, Moonheart, and many other novels, Charles de Lint lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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