Waifs and Strays

by Charles de Lint
Release date: 2002
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, short stories, young adult

World Fantasy Award: Best Collection nominee (2003).

Charles de Lint's remarkable novels and shorter fiction are, in a very real sense, coming of age stories. Here, for the first time, is a collection of his stories about teenagers – a collection for teen and adult readers alike. From the streets of his famed Newford to the alleys of Bordertown to the realms of Faerie, this is storytelling that will transfix and delight, with characters who will linger in the mind – many of them from his novels. Featuring an illuminating preface by acclaimed author, anthologist, and critic Terri Windling, Waifs and Strays is a must-own for de Lint fans, and an ideal introduction to his work for newcomers.


  • Tamson House, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Merlin Dreams in the Mondream Wood
  • Ottawa and the Valley
  • There's No Such Thing
  • Sisters
  • Fairy Dust
  • A Wish Named Arnold
  • Wooden Bones
  • Otherworlds: Past and Future
    • The Graceless Child
    • A Tattoo on Her Heart
  • Bordertown
    • Stick
    • May This Be Your Last Sorrow
  • Newford: In and Out of the City
    • One Chance
    • Alone
    • But for the Grace Go I
    • Ghosts of Wind and Shadow
    • Waifs and Strays
    • Somewhere in My Mind There Is a Painting Box
updated 2010-09-07

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