New York : Bantam, 1988.
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is more than a story with a gimmick -- a boy gets the power of fading --
allowing him to enter his friend's neighbors' personal spaces, his aunt's
bedroom, his new rich friend's living room, the local shop owner's back
room where the money is kept. It's interesting enough to read just on that
level -- but at another level, it's a study of what's believable. The boy
who fades grows up to be an author. The manuscript he leaves unpublished
is found after his death. It is so autobiographical that his long-time
editor is hooked. The analysis she goes through in weighing the written
evidence before she decides if it's his biography or another of his great
novels makes equally fascinating reading. The setting is a French Canadian
neighborhood in a mill town.
Supernatural -- Fiction
French Canadians -- Fiction
United States -- Fiction
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