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"A moving lament for lost childhoods and an eloquent tribute to the enduring power of art."--"The New York Times"

A haunting novel exploring the lives of characters intertwined with "The Wizard of Oz" the "real" Dorothy Gale; Judy Garland's unhappy fame; and Jonathan, a dying actor, and his therapist, whose work at an asylum unwittingly intersects with the Yellow Brick Road.

Geoff Ryman is the author of "The King's Last Song," "Air," "The Child Garden," "The Unconquered Country," and "Paradise Tales." He has lived in Cambodia and Brazil, and now teaches at the University of Manchester, England.