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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0345416902
ISBN-13: 9780345416902
Sku: 202149462
Publish Date: 4/25/2006
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 1T
Pages:  397
Age Range:  NA
 
The old man was walking along the side of the Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica, gripping a fistful of plastic grocery bags. (from the first line)
Abandoned as an infant in a Los Angeles park, teenager Mack Street apparently suffers from strange spells when he simply freezes and stares off into space, but what the people around him do not realize is that Mack possesses the ability to see into other peoples dreams. Reprint. 40,000 first printing. *Author: Card, Orson Scott *Publication Date: 2006/06/27 *Number of Pages: 397 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.25
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Abandoned as an infant in a Los Angeles park, teenager Mack Street apparently suffers from strange spells when he simply freezes and stares off into space, but what the people around him do not realize is that Mack possesses the ability to see into other people's dreams. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
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Fairy magic invades an African-American neighborhood of Los Angeles in this urban fantasy by the author of the science fiction classic ENDER'S GAME and the Alvin Maker historical fantasy series. Byron Williams arrives home to find his previously-not-pregnant wife Nadine rapidly giving birth to a baby who appears to be stillborn. A homeless man who is clearly gifted with powers beyond the ordinary takes the very much alive baby away, leaving the infant to be discovered by a neighbor boy. As the miraculous child--named Mack Street by his foster mother, a local nurse--grows up, it becomes clear that he has a dangerously strange and magical destiny. Unless Mack can discover the truth about his origin and purpose, he risks hurting everyone he loves.
Author Bio
Orson Scott Card
Orson Scott Card was born and raised in a Mormon family and has continually pointed out that Mormonism is the primary force in his life. He attended Brigham Young University and the University of Utah, and spent time in Brazil as a Mormon missionary. His earliest writings were radio and stage plays (Card has estimated the number at over 100) telling the history of Mormonism. His first published fiction was the science fiction short story called "Ender's Game" in 1977, which was nominated for a Hugo Award and a Reader's Award from Locus magazine. The Locus Award is based on votes compiled from the magazine's readers and is important in demonstrating just how popular Card is with readers. Since that story, Card has been nominated for or won the award more than 30 times, which is extraordinary considering the relatively short time that he has been writing fiction. In 1985, Card published an expanded version of "Ender's Game" as a novel, and won both the Hugo and Nebula awards. It was followed by a sequel in 1986, SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD, which also won the Hugo and Nebula, marking the first time in the history of the awards that one author won both in successive years. Card's next series of books, the Alvin Maker series, started in 1987 with SEVENTH SON. This series is set in an alternate past of America, and is closely modeled on the reported life of Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormon Church. The Homecoming series--THE MEMORY OF EARTH, THE CALL OF EARTH, THE SHIPS OF EARTH, EARTHBORN, and EARTHFALL--repeats this theme, but in a space opera setting. Card has also written nonfiction--his first book, LISTEN, MOM AND DAD..., was actually about child-rearing. He has also tried his hand at horror, mainstream, and children's fiction, and he is also a respected editor and reviewer.

Praise

Locus
"[I]nventive, charming, and has some important things to say about the importance of community." - Tim Pratt May 2005

Publishers Weekly
"[W]onderful....The ways that the mundane and fantastic intersect are completely believable, and the characters crackle with personality and attitude. Crisp, clean writing creates a vivid sense of place and plugs readers into a story they won't want to see end." (starred review) 05/30/2005

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Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0397
Product attributePublisher:   Del Rey Books
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