Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Mystery of Grace by Charles de Lint * * * *

So what did you imagine happens when you die? Grace Quintero wakes up in a her neighborhood, about a six block area around her apartment, Alverson Arms, together with everyone else who has died in the neighborhood in the last forty years or so.

What else? She can return to the world of the living twice a year, but ... but no one will recognize her.

What happens when she returns? She falls in love for the first time in her life. Well, not actually her life because she's dead.

The Mystery of Grace is a magical fantasy by the great writer Charles de Lint. I recommend this to all readers interested in magic realism, but they will have already read this. If you are a reader of mainstream fiction, try this for something different. I've already disclosed the weirdest stuff and the rest is a great novel of people and problems. Enjoy something different.

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