Spirits in the Wires- Charles de Lint
"A novel of myth and magic- on the streets and on the net"
Saskia? aka. Saskia Madding has a difficulty making friends, perhaps because she's not from around here. The friends she does make, like Christiana Tree, are very special, some might even say weird, but mostly they're just otherworldly.
The spiteful revenge of a self-absorbed book editor Aaran Goldstein on Saskia triggers a meltdown of TheWordWood? site. The cascade effect that follows threatens the WorldAsItIs?, the BorderLands? and even "disappears" people from in front of their computers. One of the "disappeared" is Saskia who vanishes before the horrified eyes of her lover Christy Riddell.
With the quest to rescue the disappeared and prevent meltdown of mythic proportions, the ensemble cast weaves the story in Newford?, the BorderLands?, the OtherWorld?, but most especially, through the Internet to TheWordWood?. Other CdL's characters make cameo apperances such as Jilly, Meran and Cerin, and Tallulah.