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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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The return of magic to the world at the dawn of the 21st century split the city of Galveston into two parallel worlds--a "normal" city of survivors and a perpetual Carnival town of magic-touched ... 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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