Publisher: Charles de Lint | Date published: 08/17/2001
Just outside of Ottawa, in an ancient wood, there is something walking in the moonlight -- a stag? -- a goat? -- a horned man? -- summoned by the music of the pipes.
Nearby, another man lives a quiet life, trying to avoid those for whom he's killed, and a woman and her daughter struggle to rebuild a shattered life.
Their paths with intertwine as the music touches their dreams.
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