Publisher: Charles de Lint | Date published: 05/12/2003
When a mischievous spirit grants loser Johnny Devlin's wish for someone else's life, luthier Max Trader wakes up in Johnny's body, surrounded by the emotionally vacant shambles Johnny has left behind, bankrupt and farther down in the world than he has ever imagined being. Jarred from his complacent, self-contained path, Max has only his inner resources for both emotional and financial support. He wants his life back, but, as he struggles for it, he realizes that he will no longer be satisfied with things as they were.
"De Lint's latest urban fantasy is an outstanding effort, even for him, the master of the category."
"A master of urban fantasy returns with one of his finest works. Wholly engaging."
"Charles de Lint writes better Stephen King than Stephen King.... An absolutely brilliant book, easily the best thing de Lint has written to this date."
"De Lint is a master of breathing life into his creations and then letting them go.... This Canadian fantasy writer has once again shown why he is so successful on both sides of the border."