By Orson Scott Card
Orson Scott Card has the excellence of getting swept either the Hugo and Nebula awards in consecutive years along with his impressive novels Ender’s online game and Speaker for the lifeless. For a physique of labor that levels from technological know-how fiction to nonfiction to performs, Card has been well-known as an writer who presents vibrant, colourful glimpses among the area we all know and worlds we will basically imagine.
In a calm, wealthy African American local in l. a., Mack road is a secret baby who has by some means came across a house. found deserted in an overgrown park, raised by way of a blunt-speaking unmarried girl, Mack comes and is going from kinfolk to family–a boy who's right now surrounded by means of boisterous characters and deeply by myself. yet whereas Mack senses that he's diverse from so much, and is aware that he has unusual powers, he can't probably know the way strange he's until eventually the day he sees, in a skinny slice of area, a slender condominium. past it's a backyard–and an entryway into a unprecedented global stretching off into an unique distance of geography, historical past, and magic.
Passing in the course of the thin condominium that not anyone else can see, Mack is plunged right into a realm the place time and truth are skewed, a spot the place what Mack does and sees appear to have unusual impacts within the “real global” of concrete, automobiles, trade, and clash. starting to be right into a tall, robust younger guy, pursuing a forbidden courting, and utilizing Shakespeare’s Midsummer’s evening Dream as a advisor into the substantial, undying fable global, Mack turns into a participant in an epic drama. figuring out this drama is Mack’s problem. His gift, if he can live on the journey, is gaining knowledge of not just who he relatively is . . . yet why he exists.
Both a singular of regularly fantastic leisure and a story of breathtaking literary energy, Magic highway is a masterwork from a supremely proficient, completely unique American writer–a novel that makes use of realism and delusion to please, problem, and fulfill at the so much profound levels.
From the Hardcover edition.