This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
A misfit in a family of spellcasters, Gypsum LaZelle possesses no magical ability whatsoever, until a mysterious and grave illness leads to the awakening of a strange and frightening power. Reissue.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
The LaZelle family of southern California has a secret: they can do magic. Real magic. As a teenager, a LaZelle undergoes "the Transition"--a severe illness that will either kill him or leave him with magical powers. If he's lucky, he gains a talent like shape-changing or wish-granting. If he's unlucky, he never experiences Transition. If he's especially unlucky, he undergoes Transition late, which increases his chances of dying. And if he survives, he will bear the burden of a dark, dangerous magic: the ability to cast only curses. And curse he must, for when a LaZelle doesn't use his magic, it kills him.
In Nina Kiriki Hoffman's A Fistful of Sky, Gypsum LaZelle is unique among her brothers and sisters: she has not undergone Transition. She resigns herself to a mundane, magic-bereft existence as a college student. Then one weekend, when her family leaves her home alone, she becomes gravely ill... --Cynthia WardAbout the Author:
Nina Kiriki Hoffman's books include The Thread that Binds the Bones, The Silent Strength of Stones, A Red Heart of Memories, Past the Size of Dreaming, Child of an Ancient City (with Tad Williams), A Legacy of Fire, and Courting Disasters and Other Strange Affinities.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Ace. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0441011772 Ships promptly from Texas. Seller Inventory # Z0441011772ZN
Book Description Ace, 2004. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0441011772
Book Description Ace, 2004. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110441011772
Book Description Ace, 2004. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0441011772