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The Coyote Road by Ellen Datlow & Terry Windling (Editors)
Edited by Sharyn November
Cover Artist: Charles Vess
Review by Gayle Surrette
Viking Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780670061945
Date: 19 July 2007 List Price $19.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

Tricksters aren't necessarily evil or good; they're just harbingers of change and transformation. I've been fascinated with trickster stories and loved them in the works of Charles de Lint and others. There have been trickster stories as long as people have told stories to record events, entertain, and to pass on wisdom and standards of behavior. Now, we have an anthology of all new stories featuring tricksters by Pat Murphy, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Christopher Barzak, Delia Sherman, and many others.

From official release/information:

Book Description: Coyote. Anansi. Brer Rabbit. Trickster characters have long been a staple of folk literature--and are a natural choice for the overarching subject of acclaimed editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling's third "mythic" anthology. The Coyote Road features a remarkable range of authors, each with his or her fictional look at a trickster character. These authors include Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles), Charles de Lint (The Blue Girl), Ellen Klages (The Green Glass Sea), Kelly Link (Magic for Beginners), Patricia A. McKillip (Od Magic), and Jane Yolen. Terri Windling provides a comprehensive introduction to the trickster myths of the world, and the entire book is highlighted by the remarkable decorations of Charles Vess. The Coyote Road is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary fantastic fiction. (Ages 12 and up)

(Source: Viking)

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