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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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In Keith Miller's debut novel, our hero is Pico, a poet and librarian who is and forbidden to pursue the girl of his dreams - for she has wings, and Pico does not. When he discovers an ancient letter in his library telling of the mythical Morning Town where the flightless may gain their wings, he sets off on a quest. It's a magical journey and coming-of-age story in which he meets a robber queen, a lonely minotaur, a cannibal, an immortal beauty, and a dream seller. Each has a story, and a lesson, for Pico-about learning to love, to persevere, and, of course, to fly. A gorgeously poetic tale of fantasy for adults, The Book of Flying is a beautiful modern fable and daring new take on the quest narrative.

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A vivid and fantastical first novel--an adventure of the mind and spirit in a world where imagination takes flight.

About the Author

Keith Miller is an American who was born in Tanzania, raised in Kenya, and wrote this novel while living in southern Sudan. He now lives in Egypt, where he is a design consultant and art teacher at a center for refugees. The illustrations in The Book of Flying are his own.

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Anagha, September 1, 2006 (view all comments by Anagha)
It is a pity this book is often overlooked in the great bookshops. This is the ultimate and delicious conconction of a fantasy fairy tale set in no particular time, setting or place except the author's imagination. Using descriptive and poetic language, fanciful imagery and a multifaceted characterization, the author takes us on Pico's journey for wings; it is an adventurous and exciting journey in which Pico will encounter mythological creatures, discover true love, face his alter-ego and ultimately question the true motivation for embarking on his personal quest for wings. The author sucessfully strings together short vignettes to make up the stepping stones in Pico's journey. Miller has composed the ultimate Book of Flying for his readers - not one that teaches you how to fly, physically, but will teach your imagination to soar further than you could ever imagine.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781594480669
Author:
Miller, Keith
Publisher:
Riverhead Trade
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
General Fiction
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Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20050104
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
5 x 7 x 1 in 0.5 lb

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