A brilliant, perceptive, and deeply moving fable. Boston Sunday Globe Publishers Weekly calls Gregory Maguire's Lost a deftly written, compulsively readable modern-day ghost story. Brilliantly weaving together the literary threads of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, and the Jack the Ripper stories, the bestselling author of The Wicked Years canon creates a captivating fairy tale for the modern world. With Lost, Maguire who re-imagined a darker, more dangerous Oz, and inspired the creation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway blockbuster Wicked delivers a haunting tale of shadows and phantoms and things going bump in the night, confirming his reputation as one of contemporary fiction's most assured myth-makers (Kirkus Reviews).