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The Resource A stranger in Olondria : being the complete memoirs of the mystic, Jevick of Tyom, by Sofia Samatar

A stranger in Olondria : being the complete memoirs of the mystic, Jevick of Tyom, by Sofia Samatar

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A stranger in Olondria : being the complete memoirs of the mystic, Jevick of Tyom
Title
A stranger in Olondria
Title remainder
being the complete memoirs of the mystic, Jevick of Tyom
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by Sofia Samatar
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Language
eng
Summary
Jevick, the pepper merchant's son, has been raised on stories of Olondria, a distant land where books are as common as they are rare in his home. When his father dies and Jevick takes his place on the yearly selling trip to Olondria, Jevick's life is as close to perfect as he can imagine. But just as he revels in Olondria's Rabelaisian Feast of Birds, he is pulled drastically off course and becomes haunted by the ghost of an illiterate young girl. In desperation, Jevick seeks the aid of Olondrian priests and quickly becomes a pawn in the struggle between the empire's two most powerful cults. Yet even as the country shimmers on the cusp of war, he must face his ghost and learn her story before he has any chance of becoming free by setting her free: an ordeal that challenges his understanding of art and life, home and exile, and the limits of that seductive necromancy, reading
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After his father's death, Jevick travels to Olondria, the distant land he has only read about in books and has longed to visit, and finds himself enchanted by the exotic land and haunted by the ghost of an illiterate young girl, Jissavet
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Award
World Fantasy Award, 2014.
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10143883
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Samatar, Sofia
Dewey number
813.6
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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Books and reading
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adult
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A stranger in Olondria : being the complete memoirs of the mystic, Jevick of Tyom, by Sofia Samatar
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"A novel"
Control code
000049172793
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
299 pages
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online
Isbn
9781931520768
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(alk. paper)
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Label
A stranger in Olondria : being the complete memoirs of the mystic, Jevick of Tyom, by Sofia Samatar
Publication
Note
"A novel"
Control code
000049172793
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
299 pages
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781931520768
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Other physical details
map

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