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At the far end of our universe, on the twin planets of Werel and Yeowe, all humankind is divided into "assets" and "owners," tradition and liberation are at war, and freedom takes many forms. Here is a society as complex and troubled as any on our world, peopled with unforgettable characters struggling to become fully human. For the disgraced revolutionary Abberkam, the callow "space brat" Solly, the haughty soldier Teyeo, and the Ekumen historian and Hainish exile Havzhiva, freedom and duty both begin in the heart, and success as well as failure has its costs.

In this stunning collection of four intimately interconnected novellas, Ursula K. Le Guin returns to the great themes that have made her one of America's most honored and respected authors.

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"Le Guin...offers an accessible, educational and ecumenical look at the interrelationship among love, freedom and forgiveness." Publishers Weekly

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"For YAs who have ever felt 'closed in' by society or their parents, LeGuin's book is a wonderful choice, particularly for female readers as most of the characters are women and the focus is on women's rights." School Library Journal

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"Le Guin relates each protagonist's plight and fateful outcome with a masterly command of characterization and fascinating cultural detail." Booklist

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"There is no more elegant or discerning expositor than Le Guin." Kirkus Reviews

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Ursula K. Le Guin is the author of more than one hundred short stories, two collections of essays, four volumes of poetry, and nineteen novels. Her best-known fantasy works, the Earthsea books, have sold millions of copies in America and England, and have been translated into sixteen languages. Her first major work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness, is considered epochmaking in the field because of its radical investigation of gender roles and its moral and literary complexity.

Three of Le Guin's books have been finalists for the American Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, and among the many honors her writing has received are the National Book Award, five Hugo Awards, five Nebula Awards, the Kafka Prize, a Pushcart Prize, and the Harold D. Vursell Award of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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pugrose5, September 29, 2010 (view all comments by pugrose5)
My favorite Le Guin. The best science fiction reflects the human condition back to us and these beautifully crafted stories of slavery and racism set on two alien worlds show us how hatred can destroy and how hatred can be overcome.
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sophiakelly, May 23, 2007 (view all comments by sophiakelly)
Ursula Le Guinn's talent is for writing books and stories that are life affirming, sacred teachings. This book is one of those books that gets under your skin, and painlessly heals what you didn't realize was not whole.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060760298
Author:
Le Guin, Ursula K.
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Ursula K. Le Guin
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Science fiction
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Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20041231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.70x5.58x.77 in. .55 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Le Guin...offers an accessible, educational and ecumenical look at the interrelationship among love, freedom and forgiveness." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "For YAs who have ever felt 'closed in' by society or their parents, LeGuin's book is a wonderful choice, particularly for female readers as most of the characters are women and the focus is on women's rights."
"Review" by , "Le Guin relates each protagonist's plight and fateful outcome with a masterly command of characterization and fascinating cultural detail."
"Review" by , "There is no more elegant or discerning expositor than Le Guin."
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