Passing Strange

Passing Strange

Book - 2017
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Inspired by the pulps, film noir, and screwball comedy, Passing Strange is a story as unusual and complex as San Francisco itself from World Fantasy Award winning author Ellen Klages, and a finalist for the 2017 Nebula Award for Best Novella

San Francisco in 1940 is a haven for the unconventional. Tourists flock to the cities within the city: the Magic City of the World's Fair on an island created of artifice and illusion; the forbidden city of Chinatown, a separate, alien world of exotic food and nightclubs that offer "authentic" experiences, straight from the pages of the pulps; and the twilight world of forbidden love, where outcasts from conventional society can meet.

Six women find their lives as tangled with each other's as they are with the city they call home. They discover love and danger on the borders where magic, science, and art intersect.

Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780765389527
Branch Call Number: KLAGES E
Characteristics: 219 pages ; 21 cm


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219 pages. Set in San Francisco in 1940 and inspired by film noir, pulps, and screwball comedy, this magical tale follows six women and their lives in the colorful city.

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Jun 11, 2017

San Francisco history, lesbians, and magic! What's not to like?


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