The Map of Moments

by Tim Lebbon, Christopher Golden
Release date: January 20, 2009
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasyurban fantasy

Two award-winning masters of dark fantasy team up to explore the hidden heart of one of the world's greatest cities in a poignant tale of loss and redemption set in post-Katrina New Orleans.

With Mind the Gap, Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon took us into the heart of a haunted London, an Oliver Twist-like underground kingdom of rogues and thieves. But now they outdo themselves with a personal and wrenching story of one of America's most recent tragedies, told through the eyes of a man struggling to redeem his lost love.

Max Corbett, once a professor at Tulane, broke the cardinal rule-he fell in love with his nineteen-year-old student, Gabrielle. When she ended the affair, he ran all the way back to Boston to escape the pain. And then Katrina hit. Now, Max finds himself back in New Orleans, attending the funeral of the girl he loved so fiercely-and knew so little.

But Max may yet have a chance to undo the past. With the aid of a tourist map and an old gris-gris man, Max is offered a brief portal to the past-and the chance to redeem not only himself and Gabrielle, but maybe the heart of a wounded city as well. Poignant and stunningly beautiful, THE MAP OF MOMENTS is a break-out novel for this talented duo.

(updated 2016-11-30)

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