Sleight of Hand

Sleight of Hand

Book - 2011
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Presents a collection of imagninative fantasy tales including a battle between an author and a dragon, a story featuring the children of a Shark God, and a bereaved women who sacrifices herself to change one terrible moment.
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Tachyon Publications, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781616960049
1616960043
Branch Call Number: BEA
Characteristics: 287 pages ;,22 cm

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The title story "Sleight of Hand" is a great magical realism story with a sweet, nostalgia-insipiring yet sad ending.


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Feb 03, 2014

Another winner from Peter S. Beagle. This delightful collection contains some of the most wonderful short stories I've read in ages! I was particularly keen on “The Rabbi’s Hobby” and “The Rock in the Park.”

forbesrachel Jun 16, 2013

Beagle has an ability like no other to bring magic into a non-magical place. Like myths and fairy tales, there is the feeling that it belongs in our world, even with technology and science astride it. There is a great amount of variety among these shorts, but the majority are set in the modern world, and have some magical aspect present. The best of them is Dirae, where an unnamed heroine is thown into situations that require her help. The structure has an evolution to it, as she slowly gains awareness, questions things, and eventually identifies what she is. She is undoubtedly a hero, but not your typical one.

hunterwest May 23, 2012

This book was a pleasure to read as I have found most of Mr.Beagle's short fiction.

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drjayjr
Jun 21, 2011

W. Roxbury

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