Magic Street

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Magic Street
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Author Orson Scott Card
Country United States
Language English
Genre Fantasy
Publisher Del Rey
Publication date
2005
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages 416 pp
ISBN 0-345-41689-9
OCLC 57352830
813/.54 22
LC Class PS3553.A655 M35 2005

Magic Street (2005) is an urban fantasy novel by Orson Scott Card. This book follows the magical events in the Baldwin Hills section of contemporary Los Angeles, including the life of protagonist Mack Street, his foster brother Cecil Tucker, a trickster identified variously as Bag Man, Puck, Mr. Christmas, and numerous other members of this upscale community of African-Americans.

The storyline frequently refers to Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and elements of Western and European folklore. In the author's note, Card credits friend Roland Bernard Brown with goading him into writing a novel featuring a black hero, and "thanks to Queen Latifah for putting (the Yolanda White character) on a motorcycle."

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