Cities and suburbs, real and imaginary.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

"The man was from Mulatuppu, which is a place neither Samantha nor Claire has ever heard of. Their father says that the man was supposed to be some sort of magician, but he drowned shortly before Rash came back to Eight Chimneys. Their father says that the other sailors wanted to throw the magician's chest overboard, but Rash persuaded them to let him keep it until he could be put ashore, with the chest, off the coast of North Carolina.

The specialist's hat makes a noise like an agouti;
The specialist's hat makes a noise like a collared peccary;
The specialist's hat makes a noise like a white-lipped peccary;
The specialist's hat makes a noise like a tapir;
The specialist's hat makes a noise like a rabbit;
The specialist's hat makes a noise like a squirrel;
The specialist's hat makes a noise like a curassow;
The specialist's hat moans like a whale in the water;
The specialist's hat moans like the wind in my wife's hair;
The specialist's hat makes a noise like a snake;
I have hung the hat of the specialist upon my wall.
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There's a new Kelly Link anthology coming out in October, with some reprints and some new stuff, geared especially for young adult readers.

I was fortunate to snag one at BEA in LA, and I have to tell you, it's quite a book, indeed. If you know anyone reading a "Twilight" book. Give them this one instead. Kelly Link has all the themes and more, and she writes circles around just about everybody.

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