Dorothea Dreams

Dorothea Dreams

By Suzy McKee Charnas; Delia Sherman (Introduction by)

Aqueduct Press, Paperback, 9781933500393, 331pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2010

When her old friend, Ricky Maulders, who is dying cancer, visits artist Dorothea Howard, he discovers shes being held captive by the magical power of one of her own creations that she refuses to let go of, and haunted by the ghost of a judge in post-Revolution France. Dorothea insists that all she wants is to be left alone. But then three Chicano teens on the run from the police and a gaggle of summer-school students violently enter Dorotheas life, and shes confronted with all the messy stuff (like politics) shes always sought to avoid.

About the Author
Suzy McKee Charnas is the author of over a dozen works of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, including the Holdfast series from Tor Books and the Sorcery Hall series of books for young adults. She is the winner of the Hugo Award (for her short story "Boobs") and has won the James Tiptree, Jr. Award twice, once retrospectively for the first two Holdfast books and then for "The Conqueror's Child", final volume of the Holdfast series. She adapted her novel, "The Vampire Tapestry", for the stage in the late 1990s.

She was born and brought up in New York City, the setting for the Sorcery Hall books, and she currently lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Delia Sherman is a highly acclaimed fantasy writer. She lives in Boston and New York.