by Mitch Cullin
3.71 of 764

Format: Paperback

Pages: 192 pages

Language: English

ISBN: 9780802313409

Published: January 31st 2006

In a story which is at times suspenseful, darkly surreal, and often humorous, Jeliza-Rose drifts from the harsh reality of her childhood, escaping into the fantasies of her own active imagination where fireflies have names, bog men awaken at dusk, monster sharks swim down railroad tracks, and disembodied Barbie heads share in her adventures.

Set among grassy fields, alongside an abandoned quarry, in dim bedrooms and mesquite-shaded trails, Tideland illuminates those moments when the fantastic emerges from seemingly common occurrences and lives -- and a lonely child discovers magic and danger behind even the most mundane of events.