Ten years after the publication of Wicked, beloved novelist Gregory Maguire returns at last to the land of Oz.
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Ten years after the publication of Wicked, beloved
novelist Gregory Maguire returns at last to the land
of Oz. There he introduces us to
adolescent boy last seen hiding in the shadows of the castle
Dorothy did in the Witch. Bruised, comatose, and left for
dead in a
gully, Liir is shattered in spirit as well as in form. But
he is tended
at the Cloister of Saint Glinda by the silent novice called
wills him back to life with her musical gifts.
force left Liir in this condition? Is he really Elphaba's
son? He has
her broom and her cape -- but what of her powers? Can he
supposed half-sister, Nor, last seen in the forbidding
Southstairs? Can he fulfill the last wishes of a dying
princess? In an
Oz that, since the Wizard's departure, is under new and
management, can Liir keep his head down long enough to grow
For the countless fans who have been dazzled
and entranced by Maguire's Oz, Son of a Witch is the
rich reward they have awaited so long.
Today - October 30, 2005
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