"A moving lament for lost childhoods and an eloquent tribute to the enduring power of art."-- The New York Times
A haunting novel exploring the lives of characters intertwined with The Wizard of Oz : the "real" Dorothy Gale; Judy Garland's unhappy fame; and Jonathan, a dying actor, and his therapist, whose work at an asylum unwittingly intersects with the Yellow Brick Road.
Geoff Ryman is the author of The King's Last Song , Air , The Child Garden , The Unconquered Country , and Paradise Tales . He has lived in Cambodia and Brazil, and now teaches at the University of Manchester, England.