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Ace Books, 2001 - Fiction - 454 pages
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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...

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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

In 2004, waves of magic engulf the world and pull it into madness. In Galveston, Texas, two women hold back the flood of magic. With the help of the Mardi Gras Krewes and Momus, a trickster god, Jane ... Read full review

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User Review  - dulac3 - LibraryThing

This may be Sean Stewart's best novel, though it is not my favourite. Here we see Stewart displaying full mastery of his prose, his characterization, and his depiction of a fully realized magical ... Read full review


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Sean Stewart is the acclaimed author of Galveston, The Night Watch, Clouds End, the New York Times Notable Book Resurrection Man, the Aurora Award-winner Nobody's Son, and the Aurora and Arthur Ellis Award-winning debut Passion Play. He lives in Davis, California, with his wife and two daughters.

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