Trader (Newford, #4)Trader by Charles de Lint
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A book I’m thankful for this year is Trader by Charles de Lint.

It is one of de Lint’s many urban fantasy books centered around characters in Newford. Leonard Trader, a lonely, hard-working guitar maker, wakes up in the body of Johnny Devlin, a penniless reprobate about to be evicted again. Leonard’s journey home takes him through parts of the city he has never experienced before and into the world of dreams and spirits that sits alongside us.

This book is an intense reminder to walk “large as trees,” or to live your life so tall and true that nothing bad – bad people, bad thoughts – can take over.