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ITEM#: 13678596

Sharon Shinn is a journalist who works for a trade magazine. Her first novel,The Shapechanger's Wife, was selected by Locus as the best first fantasy novel of 1995. She has won the William C. Crawford Award for Outstanding New Fantasy Writer, and was twice nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. A graduate of Northwestern University, she has lived in the Midwest most of her life.

For fifteen years Maria Devane has been desperately, passionately in love with Dante Romano. But despite loving him with all of her heart and soul, Maria knows that Dante can never give all of himself back-at least not all the time.

Every month, Dante shifts shape, becoming a wild animal. During those times, he wanders far and wide, leaving Maria alone. He can't choose when he shifts, the transition is often abrupt and, as he gets older, the time he spends in human form is gradually decreasing. But Maria, who loves him without hesitation, wouldn't trade their unusual relationship for anything.

Since the beginning, she has kept his secret, knowing that their love is worth the danger. But when a string of brutal attacks occur in local parks during the times when Dante is in animal form, Maria is forced to consider whether the lies she's been telling about her life have turned into lies she's telling herself...

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ISBN 9781937007171
Genre FICTION / Fantasy / Contemporary
Format Hardcover
Pages 324
Publisher Date 2012-04-03 00:00:00.0
Publisher Ace Books
Copyright Year 2012
Height 9.25 in
Wdth 6.0 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 1.15 lb
Language English
Series Name Shifting Circle
Edition Number 1
Audience General/trade
Authors Shinn, Sharon
Country of Origin United States

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