Charles de Lint's "Jack in the Green" returns us to his fictional town of Santo del Vado Viejo in the U.S. southwest. The story is of novella length, but is a quick and thoroughly enjoyable read. The characters are engaging and the plot is compelling, addressing themes of social and financial inequity, personal action, and of course, magic.
I've long been a huge fan of de Lint's work, so I'm excited to see him publishing his work via Triskell Press with the assistance of wife MaryAnn Harris. (MaryAnn is a talented artist in her own right, and created the cover for this novella.)
If you're still reading this, stop now, get "Jack in the Green," and start reading it instead! :)