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Waifs and Strays por Charles de Lint
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Waifs and Strays (original 2002; edição 2004)

por Charles de Lint

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Charles de Lint's remarkable novels and shorter fiction are, in a very real sense, coming of age stories. Here, for the first time, is a collection of his stories about teenagers collection for teen and adult readers alike. From the streets of his famed Newford to the alleys of Bordertown to the realms of Faerie, this is storytelling that will transfix and delight, with characters who will linger in the mind of them from his novels. Featuring an illuminating preface by acclaimed author, anthologist, and critic Terri Windling, Waifs and Strays is a must-own for de Lint fans, and an ideal introduction to his work for newcomers.… (mais)
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Título:Waifs and Strays
Autores:Charles de Lint
Informação:Puffin (2004), Edition: Reprint, Paperback
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Considering that it's been quite some time since I read most of the stories in this collection, it's surprising how quickly they came back to me as I dove in. That's the magic of Charles De Lint's writing, though, since he makes his stories instantly engaging and memorable with fully developed characters, intricate narration, and strong plots and themes. I really need to revisit his work more often, since it always brings some joy back into my life. ( )
  JaimieRiella | Feb 25, 2021 |
Step into Charles de Lint strange urban world where vagabonds might be someone important, and those who seem important might not be at all Traditional songs weave spells and fairies at the bottom of the garden, to say nothing of the ability to paint, might be extremely dangerous. Contains the following stories: Merlin dreams in the mondream wood; There's no such thing; sisters; fairy dust; A wish named Arnold; wooden bones; the graceless child; a tattoo on her heart; May this be your last sorrow; One Chance; Ghosts of wind and shadow; Waifs and strays (title story); and Somewhere in my mind there is a painting box. ( )
  JoBass | Feb 8, 2020 |
Why do I go so long between readings of de Lint's works? Every time I pick up one of his books, I'm quickly left in awe of his style, depth, and imagination. Waifs and Strays was no exception. This is a book that is about teenagers, but is by no means a book simply for that audience. The stories explore some of his familiar settings like Newford and Bordertown, and to other places entirely. There are some definite themes--the title makes the foremost one clear, as this is a novel's worth of tales about waifs and strays--and also often returns to themes like music and art, and compassion even amid dreadful circumstances. I had read a couple of these stories before, I think, but it has been several years, so everything felt fresh.

I hold tremendous respect for de Lint. If my own work can be compared to his someday, I will consider that the highest praise. ( )
  ladycato | Aug 23, 2017 |
I have read this book twice and it is just amazing. This was the first Charles de Lint book I read and I just fell in love with his writing. I especially loved the Newford stories in this book and have since boughten and read all of his Newford short story books and a number of the Newford novels. I just love how in all of the Newford short stories and novels are connected by the characters so you get to know the characters as you read the short stories and the novels so you can really get into the characters. That is the one thing that I have always disliked about short stories is that you can't connect as easily with the characters because of how short they are but in the Newford short stories you can because the characters repeat through out the stories just at differant periods in there lives. ( )
1 vote knittingpanda87 | Apr 5, 2008 |
A collection of short stories by the wonderful Charles de Lint. The stories all involve teenagers as main characters although it isn't specically aimed at teenagers. It is billed as the perfect primer to his writing and I would have to agree. I haven't read much of his work yet, but I definately plan on doing so (he has now been added as the final author in my top five list of all time). It covers some of the different cities and worlds many of his stories as set in.

It contains 16 stories in all and a brief summary of them all is:

Merlin dreams in the mondream wood - Sara as a child sleeps in the wood under an oak tree when she suffers from night terrors. She meets the Green Man, an old man in the guise of a red-haired boy who lives in the tree. His name is Merlin.
There's no such thing - A tale about a teenage vampire and child abuse involving sisters Apples (Appoline) and Cassis (Cassandra).
Sisters - More about teen vampires with a bit more about his take on their mythology and origins. This is the only original tale for this anthology.
Fairy dust - What happens when a fairy is caught in a jar by two children.
A wish named Arnold - A girl called Marguerite keeps a wish called Arnold (shaped like a crow made of coal) in a brass egg she found in an antique shop. She is granted only one wish.
Wooden bones - Liz is a city girl who is sent to stay with her relatives in the country. She keeps a lot bottled up inside and when she starts to be haunted by fiddle music and a strange creature things get out of hand.
The graceless child - about a trow (Shetland troll) who gets tricked into getting involved in the battle between Gaedrian (Dream) and Nallorn (Nightmare).
A tattoo on her heart - an interesting dystopian world with a look at the nature of humanity.
Stick - a strange tale about gang warfare between humans, elves and halfbloods. Stick (human) helps those in need but accepts none himself until Manda (halfblood) turns up. The Horn Dance morris side (human) join in with their power of good luck and music.
May this be your last sorrow - a sad poignant tale about a runaway girl who seemed like she had everything back at home.
One chance - Like Susanna, Billy gets beaten up by other kids but he also faces his drunk father. When he finds a way to the Other World, will Susanna have the courage to go with him.
Alone - Susanna gets caught up in the mystery of how Peter Reid (a kid at school) died. He was found at the bottom of a ravine, but did he jump or was he pushed...
But for the grace go I - a sad story about runaway Maisie Flood who lives in a squat with her adopted family of stray dogs and retarded boy Tommy.
Ghosts of wind and shadow - Again fairy and music intertwine as a teenage girl who can see fairies runs away from home falling prey to human waste to escape those who don't believe her.
Waifs and strays - More from Maisie and her family after ghosts (emotional and physical) start to haunt her. She is trying to get her life back on track for the sake of looking after her family, but some things just don't seem to want to let her.
Somewhere in my mind there is a painting box - from a series of stories written in collaboration with artist Charles Vess about Lily. Twenty years ago a painter and his mentee went missing in the woods. LIly finds an old paintbox with his name on it and then a strange man appears near by.

Themes of teenagers from single parent families or who have lost a grandparent as well as music, mythology, folklore and fairy tale abound. My favourite was easily "The graceless child", but I enjoyed each and every one. I am looking forward to reading lots more by de Lint in the future and expanding my collection of his books. They truely transport you to another time and place. ( )
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Charles de Lint's remarkable novels and shorter fiction are, in a very real sense, coming of age stories. Here, for the first time, is a collection of his stories about teenagers collection for teen and adult readers alike. From the streets of his famed Newford to the alleys of Bordertown to the realms of Faerie, this is storytelling that will transfix and delight, with characters who will linger in the mind of them from his novels. Featuring an illuminating preface by acclaimed author, anthologist, and critic Terri Windling, Waifs and Strays is a must-own for de Lint fans, and an ideal introduction to his work for newcomers.

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