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Orson Scott Card has the distinction of having swept both the Hugo and Nebula awards in two consecutive years with his amazing novels Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead. For a body of work that ranges from science fiction to nonfiction to plays, Card has been recognized as an author who provides vivid, colorful glimpses between the world we know and worlds we can only imagine.

In a peaceful, prosperous African American neighborhood in Los Angeles, Mack Street is a mystery child who has somehow found a home. Discovered abandoned in an overgrown park, raised by a blunt-speaking single woman, Mack comes and goes from family to family-a boy who is at once surrounded by boisterous characters and deeply alone. But while Mack senses that he is different from most, and knows that he has strange powers, he cannot possibly understand how unusual he is until the day he sees, in a thin slice of space, a narrow house. Beyond it is a backyard-and an entryway into an extraordinary world stretching off into an exotic distance of geography, history, and magic.

Passing through the skinny house that no one else can see, Mack is plunged into a realm where time and reality are skewed, a place where what Mack does and sees seem to have strange affects in the "real world" of concrete, cars, commerce, and conflict. Growing into a tall, powerful young man, pursuing a forbidden relationship, and using Shakespeare's Midsummer's Night Dream as a guide into the vast, timeless fantasy world, Mack becomes a player in an epic drama. Understanding this drama is Mack's challenge. His reward, if he can survive the trip, is discovering not only who he really is . . . but why he exists.

Both a novel of constantly surprising entertainment and a tale of breathtaking literary power, Magic Street is a masterwork from a supremely gifted, utterly original American writer-a novel that uses realism and fantasy to delight, challenge, and satisfy on the most profound levels.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2008 : USA Library Binding
Title: Magic Street
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 1-4352-3656-4 / 978-1-4352-3656-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-04-03
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June 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: Magic Street
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 0-345-41689-9 / 978-0-345-41689-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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Paperback Editions

June 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: Magic Street
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 0-345-41690-2 / 978-0-345-41690-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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Audio Editions

July 2010 : USA Audio CD
Title: Magic Street
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 1-4417-4759-1 / 978-1-4417-4759-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2005 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Magic Street
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 0-7861-8018-8 / 978-0-7861-8018-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2005 : USA Audio CD
Title: Magic Street (Library Edition)
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 0-7861-7826-4 / 978-0-7861-7826-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2005 : USA Audio edition
Title: Magic Street
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2005 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Magic Street (Library Edition)
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
ISBN: 0-7861-3525-5 / 978-0-7861-3525-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

June 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Magic Street
Author(s): Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Del Rey
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