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Miss subways /

by Duchovny, David [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.Edition: First edition.Description: 307 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780374210403; 0374210403.Subject(s): Romance fiction, American | Paranormal fiction | Fantasy fiction, English | Mythology -- Fiction | New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction | Fantasy fiction | Paranormal fiction | Romance fiction | Love stories | Paranormal fiction | Fantasy fiction | Romance fictionSummary: A tale inspired by the myth of Emer and Cuchulain incorporates mythical figures from all over the world and traces a New York City woman's mystical journey down parallel tracks of time and love.Summary: Emer lives in New York City; she takes the subway, buys ice cream from the bodega on the corner, has writerly aspirations, and lives with her boyfriend, Con. But she is also on a mystical journey down parallel tracks of time and love. On the way, Emer will battle natural and supernatural forces to find her true voice, power, and destiny. -- adapted from jacket.
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<p> New York Times bestselling author David Duchovny reimagines the Irish mythological figure of Emer in Miss Subways , a darkly comic fantasy love story set in New York City. </p> <p>Emer is just a woman living in New York City who takes the subway, buys ice cream from the bodega on the corner, has writerly aspirations, and lives with her boyfriend, Con. But is this life she lives the only path she's on? Taking inspiration from the myth of Emer and Cuchulain and featuring an all-star cast of mythical figures from all over the world, David Duchovny's darkly funny fantasy novel Miss Subways is one woman's trippy, mystical journey down parallel tracks of time and love. On the way, Emer will battle natural and supernatural forces to find her true voice, power, and destiny. A fairy tale of love lost and regained, Miss Subways is also a love letter to the city that enchants us all: New York.</p> <p>"Fresh off a new season of the evergreen X-Files and a late-blooming music career, the multitalented Duchovny ( Bucky F*cking Dent , 2016, etc.) offers a spooky domestic drama that is equal parts Nick Hornby and Neil Gaiman... An entertaining, postmodern fairy tale that tests the boundaries of love and fate." - Kirkus Reviews</p>

A tale inspired by the myth of Emer and Cuchulain incorporates mythical figures from all over the world and traces a New York City woman's mystical journey down parallel tracks of time and love.

Emer lives in New York City; she takes the subway, buys ice cream from the bodega on the corner, has writerly aspirations, and lives with her boyfriend, Con. But she is also on a mystical journey down parallel tracks of time and love. On the way, Emer will battle natural and supernatural forces to find her true voice, power, and destiny. -- adapted from jacket.

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Library Journal Review

Actor (The X-Files) and novelist (Holy Cow; Bucky F*cking Dent) Duchovny uses an Irish folktale as a central idea for this excellent exercise in magical realism. Emer provides moral and financial support for her live-in boyfriend, Con, in New York City and seems relatively happy despite Con's infidelities. Every day, she takes the subway to work. One night, a Celtic fairy knocks on her door and shows her the future using a cell phone app in which Con is killed in a car accident. In order to avoid this fate, Emer must agree to sever all connections to Con. She agrees to this and wakes to a reconfigured life. However, she keeps running into Con on the subway, and their familiar attraction is inescapable. Their reunion causes the fairy to reappear, and a third life as queen of the subway begins for Emer. This experience is short-lived as partnerships rearrange themselves and Con steps in front of a train. Not to worry. True love, it appears, is unconquerable. Infusing humor and New York history throughout, Duchovny captures the female psyche in Emer, whose inner monologs supply the bulk of this story. VERDICT Fans of magical realism and/or New York City will relish this third effort from Golden Globe winner -Duchovny. [See Prepub Alert, 11/12/17.]-Joanna Burkhardt, Univ. of Rhode Island Libs., Providence © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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