Stepping from the Shadows

Patricia A. McKillip
mainstream, magical realism
Stepping from the Shadows - Patricia A. McKillip

A contemporary novel with magical realist elements.

ONCE UPON A TIME there was a girl named Frances, an ”army brat,” who lived in a world of make believe where cactuses were a giant's green fingers, the hills were full of unicorns, and the great antlered Stagman hid in the churchyard shadows. And then Frances grew up. But the Stagman wouldn't go away...

Now her fantasies follow her from the classroom to the streets, from singles clubs to golden beaches; and everywhere he waits. The barbaric mangod more sensual, more dangerous than any mortal lover.

Silent as a dream, the Stagman is coming for her. Stepping from the shadows. And all he demands is her sanity.

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Release date: 1982
Genres: mainstream, magical realism
Average rating: 6.00/10
Total ratings: 1
Updated: August 19, 2021