Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Val/Orson



Val/Orson
by Marly Youmans


  • Publisher: PS Publishing; Limited signed ed edition (April 1, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 1906301514
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906301514

Here's the intro in the book:
"It is Shakespearean in its sensibility, with its enchanted wood, its twins, its doubling and quadrupling of couples and families, its fairy brood. It is difficult to say that it is a fantasy novel, and difficult to say it isn't." 


Here's a smidgen of a review from Christianity Today where it was named one of the best books of 2009

The word "magical" has been overused and misused to such an extent that it has perhaps lost its potency, but this tale, set among the redwoods of Northern California, is truly magical. I'm sorry it is not as easily obtained as the others on this list, but I can attest—having ordered it from the UK myself—that it is by no means inaccessible. And you will be amply rewarded. More than any other book I read in 2009, this one insistently came to mind.


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