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“In the best tradition of magical realism, Demilio renders the everyday detail—of his characters’ yearning, love and loss—so gritty and palpable that the magical becomes real, disbelief falls away, and the reader, too, takes flight. More than an unforgettable adventure, Lightfoot Rising is a provocative study of the problems of our time—from political division and carbon footprint, to the perils of celebrity, and the purpose of invention. Physics has never been sexier!”

Sandra Sobieraj Westfall
People Magazine


“I was an old-time fan of the AAFC and Mike Demilio captured those days perfectly, both on a football level and a fiction level.”


Paul Zimmerman

Sports Illustrated


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