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The Orphan S Tales In The Night Garden

Author : Catherynne Valente
ISBN : 0553903101
Genre : Fiction
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A Book of Wonders for Grown-Up Readers Every once in a great while a book comes along that reminds us of the magic spell that stories can cast over us–to dazzle, entertain, and enlighten. Welcome to the Arabian Nights for our time–a lush and fantastical epic guaranteed to spirit you away from the very first page . . . Secreted away in a garden, a lonely girl spins stories to warm a curious prince: peculiar feats and unspeakable fates that loop through each other and back again to meet in the tapestry of her voice. Inked on her eyelids, each twisting, tattooed tale is a piece in the puzzle of the girl’s own hidden history. And what tales she tells! Tales of shape-shifting witches and wild horsewomen, heron kings and beast princesses, snake gods, dog monks, and living stars–each story more strange and fantastic than the one that came before. From ill-tempered “mermaid” to fastidious Beast, nothing is ever quite what it seems in these ever-shifting tales–even, and especially, their teller. Adorned with illustrations by the legendary Michael Kaluta, Valente’s enchanting lyrical fantasy offers a breathtaking reinvention of the untold myths and dark fairy tales that shape our dreams. And just when you think you’ve come to the end, you realize the adventure has only begun…. Praise for In the Night Garden “Cathrynne Valente weaves layer upon layer of marvels in her debut novel. In the Night Garden is a treat for all who love puzzle stories and the mystical language of talespinners.”—Carol Berg, author of Daughter of Ancients “Fabulous talespinning in the tradition of story cycles such as The Arabian Nights. Lyrical, wildly imaginative and slyly humorous, Valente's prose possesses an irrepressible spirit.”—K. J. Bishop, author of The Etched City “Astonishing work! Valente’s endless invention and mythic range are breathtaking. It’s as if she’s gone night-wandering, and plucked a hundred distant cultures out of the air to deliver their stories to us.”—Ellen Kushner, author of Thomas the Rhymer “Refreshingly original in both style and form, In the Night Garden should delight lovers of myth and folklore.”—Juliet Marillier, author of the Sevenwaters trilogy

The Orphan S Tales In The Cities Of Coin And Spice

Author : Catherynne Valente
ISBN : 0553904418
Genre : Fiction
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Catherynne M. Valente enchanted readers with her spellbinding In the Night Garden. Now she continues to weave her storytelling magic in a new book of Orphan’s Tales—an epic of the fantastic and the exotic, the monstrous and mysterious, that will transport you far away from the everyday…. Her name and origins are unknown, but the endless tales inked upon this orphan’s eyelids weave a spell over all who listen to her read her secret history. And who can resist the stories she tells? From the Lake of the Dead and the City of Marrow to the artists who remain behind in a ghost city of spice, here are stories of hedgehog warriors and winged skeletons, loyal leopards and sparrow calligraphers. Nothing is too fantastic, anything can happen, but you’ll never guess what comes next in these intimately linked adventures of firebirds and djinn, singing manticores, mutilated unicorns, and women made entirely of glass and gears. Graced with the magical illustrations of Michael Kaluta, In the Cities of Coins and Spice is a book of dreams and wonders unlike any you’ve ever encountered. Open it anywhere and you will fall under its spell. For here the story never ends and the magic is only beginning…. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Palimpsest

Author : Catherynne Valente
ISBN : 0553906291
Genre : Fiction
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In the Cities of Coin and Spice and In the Night Garden introduced readers to the unique and intoxicating imagination of Catherynne M. Valente. Now she weaves a lyrically erotic spell of a place where the grotesque and the beautiful reside and the passport to our most secret fantasies begins with a stranger’s kiss.… Between life and death, dreaming and waking, at the train stop beyond the end of the world is the city of Palimpsest. To get there is a miracle, a mystery, a gift, and a curse—a voyage permitted only to those who’ve always believed there’s another world than the one that meets the eye. Those fated to make the passage are marked forever by a map of that wondrous city tattooed on their flesh after a single orgasmic night. To this kingdom of ghost trains, lion-priests, living kanji, and cream-filled canals come four travelers: Oleg, a New York locksmith; the beekeeper November; Ludovico, a binder of rare books; and a young Japanese woman named Sei. They’ve each lost something important—a wife, a lover, a sister, a direction in life—and what they will find in Palimpsest is more than they could ever imagine. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Magazine Of Fantasy Science Fiction

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105133500020
Genre : Science fiction
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Year S Best Fantasy 9

Author : David G. Hartwell
ISBN : 1429940182
Genre : Fiction
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Twenty-eight doses of wonder. From the distant past to the present day, from Antarctica and Mars to worlds that never were, the tales in this book bring news from nowhere-and everywhere. Fantasy is a mode of storytelling, a method of entertainment, a mode of argument, and a way of seeing. Here, presented by two of the most distinguished anthologists of the day, are twenty-eight stories that see, tell, argue, and entertain. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Author : نوال السعداوي
ISBN : 9786144251560
Genre : Fiction
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من هو الإمام؟ ومتى يسقط؟ +++ كيف يقوّض الشعوب، بأي اسم؟ +++ ما هي حال المرأة والمجتمع في ظل الإمام؟ +++ أسئلة تجيب عنها رواية نوال السعداوي.

Mythprint

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132684023
Genre : Fantasy fiction, English
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Deathless

Author : Catherynne M. Valente
ISBN : 9781780338477
Genre : Fiction
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A handsome young man arrives in St Petersburg at the house of Marya Morevna. He is Koschei, the Tsar of Life, and he is Marya's fate. For years she follows him in love and in war, and bears the scars. But eventually Marya returns to her birthplace - only to discover a starveling city, haunted by death. Deathless is a fierce story of life and death, love and power, old memories, deep myth and dark magic, set against the history of Russia in the twentieth century. It is, quite simply, unforgettable.

Orphans Home

Author : Laurin Porter
ISBN : 0807128791
Genre : Drama
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"Porter shows how the small-town Southern culture speaks through Horace as his life story unfolds while she examines the functions of family and community in identity formation. She explains that Foote's signature style - which replaces stage directions, poetic language, and suspense-driven narratives with sparse, restrained dialogue and seemingly actionless plots - creates a simmering power by stressing subtext over text, a strategy more often associated with the novel than drama. Similarly, Foote uses recurring character types and motifs, interrelated images and symbols, and parallel and inverted events that reverberate within and among the plays, employing language and structure in innovative ways. In comparing the cycle with the works of Faulkner and Eugene O'Neill, Porter positions Foote at the intersection of Southern literature and American drama."--BOOK JACKET.

Author : نجيب محفوظ
ISBN : 9789770930779
Genre : Fiction
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ليالي ألف ليلة وليلة معاصرة... ومملكة شهريار مدائن معاني تضج في خيال نجيب محفوظ... وشهرزاد رمزاً ينسحب... يتسلل من الماضي كاسم ليكون شهرزادات وليكون شهريار شهريارات ولتأتي الحكاية حكاية كل زمان وكل مكان... تحدث بالقهر... بالتسلط والمعاناة.... ويقف نجيب محفوظ خلف سطوره... وبين ثنايا معانيه يحركها وكأنه الواقف خلف ستار مسرح الدمى... يحرك عرائسه... يبدل أثوابها... يزخرفها... يلونها بألف لون ولون... ليغدو القارئ المشاهد أسير عالمه ويعود بذاكرته إلى الوراء... ليدنو إلى ما يسفر عنه الحاضر

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