ASCIAN IN ROSE (novella) 1987
Charles De Lint
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Often the magical elements in my books are standing in for elements of the real world, the small and magical-in-their-own-right sorts of things that we take for granted and no longer pay attention to, like the bonds of friendship that entwine our own lives with those of other people and places. When one of my characters becomes aware of a magical element, it might be because the world is wider ...
While deLint loved to read, he never considered making a living as a writer. Instead he wanted to be a musician; the music he loved to play was Celtic music.