The Coyote Road

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-07-19
  • Publisher: Viking Juvenile
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Coyote. Anansi. Brer Rabbit. Trickster characters have long been a staple of folk literature—and are a natural choice for the overarching subject of acclaimed editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling’s third mythic” anthology. The Coyote Roadfeatures a remarkable range of authors, each with his or her fictional look at a trickster character. These authors include Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles), Charles de Lint (The Blue Girl), Ellen Klages (The Green Glass Sea), Kelly Link (Magic for Beginners), Patricia A. McKillip (Old Magic), and Jane Yolen. Terri Windling provides a comprehensive introduction to the trickster myths of the world, and the entire book is highlighted by the remarkable decorations of Charles Vess. The Coyote Roadis essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary fantastic fiction.

Author Biography

Ellen Datlow lives in New York City. Terri Windling divides her time between Tucson, Arizona, and Devon, England. Charles Vess lives in Abingdon, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 1
Introductionp. 5
One Odd Shoep. 27
Coyote Womanp. 49
Wagers of Gold Mountainp. 54
The Listenersp. 82
Realer Than Youp. 108
The Fiddler of Bayou Techep. 131
A Tale for the Short Daysp. 157
Friday Night at St. Cecilia'sp. 180
The Fortune-Tellerp. 204
How Raven Made His Bridep. 215
Crow Roadsp. 219
The Chamber Music of Animalsp. 245
Uncle Bob Visitsp. 267
Uncle Tompap. 280
Cat of the Worldp. 284
Honored Guestp. 293
Always the Same Storyp. 317
The Senorita and the Cactus Thornp. 336
Black Rock Bluesp. 348
The Constable of Abalp. 374
A Reversal of Fortunep. 418
God Clownp. 437
The Other Labyrinthp. 450
The Dreaming Windp. 465
Kwaku Anansi Walks the World's Webp. 486
The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Changep. 489
Further Readingp. 519
About the Editorsp. 524
About the Illustratorp. 526
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