Son of a Witch

Gregory Maguire (Author)
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The Wicked Years continue in Gregory Maguire's Son of a Witch--the heroic saga of the hapless yet determined young man who may or may not be the offspring of the fabled Wicked Witch of the West. A New York Times bestseller like its predecessor, the remarkable Wicked, Son of a Witch follows the boy Liir on his dark odyssey across an ingeniously re-imagined and nearly unrecognizable Land of Oz--a journey that will take him deep into the bowels of the Emerald City, lately abandoned by the Wizard, and into the jaws of dragons. At once a grim fairy tale and an uplifting adventure, Son of a Witch is a true wonder.--People

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$16.00  $14.72
William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
September 26, 2006
6.2 X 0.9 X 9.2 inches | 0.86 pounds
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About the Author

Gregory Maguire is the New York Times bestselling author of Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister; Lost; Mirror Mirror; and the Wicked Years, a series that includes Wicked, Son of a Witch, A Lion Among Men, and Out of Oz. Now a beloved classic, Wicked is the basis for a blockbuster Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. Maguire has lectured on art, literature, and culture both at home and abroad. He lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts.


"Maguire is full of storytelling brio . . . his Oz is meticulously drawn."--New York Times
"A tale that adroitly mixes drama, humor, and political satire into a well-knit examination of good and evil."--Library Journal
For Wicked: "I fell quickly and totally under the spell of this remarkable, wry, and fully realized story."----Wally Lamb, author of She's Come Undone and I Know This Much is True
"Save a place on the shelf between Alice and The Hobbit--that spot is well deserved."----Kirkus Reviews
"Maguire has done it again: Son of a Witch is as wicked as they come. . . . Thoroughly entertaining."--Boston Globe
"Maguire's captivating, fully imagined world of horror and wonder illuminates the links between good and evil, retribution and forgiveness."--People
"As fantastical as a novel set in Oz should be."--Entertainment Weekly
"An amazing novel."----John Updike