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Otherwise: Three Novelsby John Crowley
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In a twilight land, two warring powers — the Reds and the Blacks — play out an ancient game of murder and betrayal. Then a Visitor from beyond the sky arrives to play a part in this dark and bloody pageant. From the moment he is found by two women who tend to the dead in the wake of battles, it is clear that the great game is to change at last.
It is the day after tomorrow, and society has been altered dramatically by experimentation that enables scientists to combine the genetic material of different species, mixing DNA of humans with animals. Loren Casaubon is an ethologist drawn into the political and social vortex that results with Leo — a creature both man and lion — at its center.
A young man named Rush That Speaks is growing up in a far distant world — one that only dimly remembers our own age, the wondrous age of the Angels, when men could fly. Now it is the "engine summer of the world," and Rush goes in search of the Saints who can teach him to speak truthfully, and be immortal in the stories he tells. The immortality that awaits him, though, is one he could not have imagined.
"Crowley is a writer of unmistakable humanity and unparalleled style." The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Extraordinary....[The Deep] has genuine beauty." Ursula Le Guin, author of The Birthday of the World and Other Stories
"[Beasts is] haunting, thought-provoking...extraordinarily touching." Booklist
"[Engine Summer is a] strikingly original and involving book...with uncommon sensitivity and grace." Washington Post Book World
About the Author
John Crowley is the author of the novels Daemonomania; Love and Sleep; Aegypt; Little, Big; The Deep; Beasts; and Engine Summer, as well as a collection of novellas titled Novelty. A recipient of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature, he is an adjunct professor at Yale University. He lives with his family in northern Massachusetts. His most recent novel is The Translator.
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