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Jack in the Green

Jack in the Green [Kindle Edition]

Charles de Lint
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Jack in the Green is an original novella, set in the fictional Southwestern desert city of Santo del Vado Viejo, and is available here for the first time in any format.

Best friends Maria and Luz grew up in the barrio and were inseparable until Luz left town to fight against social injustice. They lose track of one another until one day, while at her job cleaning rich people's homes, Maria spots Luz among a gang robbing the house next door. Luz later tells Maria that her gang robs from the rich and gives to the poor, like a modern day Robin Hood. Luz says she brought the leader and his men to their city by magic.

Maria isn't sure if she believes that, but she does know that she feels an undeniable romantic connection to their handsome leader, the mysterious Jack Green, and the feeling is mutual. Between her rekindled friendship with Luz and her attraction to Jack, she gets drawn into a life that’s 180 degrees opposite to how she’s been living. But when things go awry, it’s Maria who must pay the final price.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 187 KB
  • Print Length: 63 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Triskell Press (24 Nov 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0920623174
  • ISBN-13: 978-0920623176
  • ASIN: B00ACX087U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #258,487 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent story! 25 Dec 2012
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Love this story. Charles de Lint is a weaver of dreams and imagination. Long may he continue to do so.
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5.0 out of 5 stars More de Lint Magic 27 Nov 2012
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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! :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great deLint story 29 Nov 2012
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Isn't it great that an author can publish a novella on Amazon, post a link on Facebook, and we readers can download and read it the same day?! I love all of Charles deLint's work and this story is no exception. A tale of social responsibility, sad realities, and wonder all wrapped together.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book by CDL 24 Jun 2013
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CDL always writes entertaining, positive yet suspenseful books and this one is no exception. If you like his other work this follows along the same lines with a bit of whimsy, a bit of myth and a dose of real-world connections all rolled into one.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant again 23 April 2013
By Brook - Published on
Perhaps De Lindt's most obviously political work? He takes to task the corrupt bankers and the selfish 1% who have stolen Western prosperity. Underneath this economic yoke, he paints for us the human toll born by the poor, both at the feet of the wealthy and their state power, but also from the crime that is the only opportunity left to those at the bottom.

Of course, the usual shape shifting and mythological references are here; the door between the worlds remains open in De Lindt's fantasy. Beautifully realized; another gem.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Whimsy at its best 19 April 2013
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I always enjoy the blend between modern day,myth and faerie in Charles de Lint's stories.This short tale does not disappoint
More please Mr de Lint
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