By Orson Scott Card
Orson Scott Card has the excellence of getting swept either the Hugo and Nebula awards in consecutive years together with his notable novels Ender’s online game and Speaker for the useless. For a physique of labor that levels from technological know-how fiction to nonfiction to performs, Card has been famous as an writer who offers brilliant, colourful glimpses among the realm we all know and worlds we will in basic terms imagine.
In a calm, wealthy African American local in l. a., Mack highway is a secret baby who has by some means stumbled on a house. stumbled on deserted in an overgrown park, raised through a blunt-speaking unmarried lady, Mack comes and is going from family members to family–a boy who's straight away surrounded via boisterous characters and deeply on my own. yet whereas Mack senses that he's varied from such a lot, and understands that he has unusual powers, he can't in all probability know the way strange he's until eventually the day he sees, in a skinny slice of area, a slender apartment. 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, autos, trade, and clash. growing 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 monstrous, undying fable international, 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 learning not just who he particularly is . . . yet why he exists.
Both a singular of continually extraordinary leisure and a story of breathtaking literary strength, Magic highway is a masterwork from a supremely talented, completely unique American writer–a novel that makes use of realism and delusion to thrill, problem, and fulfill at the so much profound levels.
From the Hardcover edition.