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The Resource When the whales leave, Yuri Rytkheu ; translated from the Russian by Ilona Yazhbin Chavasse

When the whales leave, Yuri Rytkheu ; translated from the Russian by Ilona Yazhbin Chavasse

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When the whales leave
Title
When the whales leave
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Yuri Rytkheu ; translated from the Russian by Ilona Yazhbin Chavasse
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  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
  • "Nau cannot remember a time when she was not one with the world around her: with the fast breeze, the green grass, the high clouds, and the endless blue sky above the Shingled Spit. But her greatest joy is to visit the sea, where whales gather every morning to gaily spout rainbows. Then, one day, she finds a man in the mist where a whale should be: Reu, who has taken human form out of his Great Love for her. Together these first humans become parents to two whales, and then to mankind. Even after Reu dies, Nau continues on, sharing her story of brotherhood between the two species. But as these origins grow more distant, the old woman's tales are subsumed into myth - and her descendants turn increasingly bent on parading their dominance over the natural world. Buoyantly translated into English for the first time by Ilona Yazhbin Chavasse, this new entry in the Seedbank series is at once a vibrant retelling of the origin story of the Chukchi, a timely parable about the destructive power of human ego - and another unforgettable work of fiction from Yuri Rytkheu, "arguably the foremost writer to emerge from the minority peoples of Russia's far north" (New York Review of Books)"--
  • Buoyantly translated into English for the first time by Ilona Yazhbin Chavasse, this new entry in the Seedbank series is at once a vibrant retelling of the origin story of the Chukchi, a timely parable about the destructive power of human ego and another unforgettable work of fiction from Yuri Rytkheu, "arguably the foremost writer to emerge from the minority peoples of Russia's far north" (New York Review of Books)"--
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Nau cannot remember a time when she was not one with the world around her: with the fast breeze, the green grass, the high clouds, and the endless blue sky above the Shingled Spit. But her greatest joy is to visit the sea, where whales gather every morning to gaily spout rainbows. Then, one day, she finds a man in the mist where a whale should be: Reu, who has taken human form out of his Great Love for her. Together these first humans become parents to two whales, and then to mankind. Even after Reu dies, Nau continues on, sharing her story of brotherhood between the two species. But as these origins grow more distant, the old woman’s tales are subsumed into myth—and her descendants turn increasingly bent on parading their dominance over the natural world
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10875508
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
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1930-2008
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Rytkhėu, IUriĭ
Dewey number
891.7344
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Chavasse, Ilona Yazhbin
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True
Series statement
Seedbank
Series volume
3
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  • Chukchi
  • Whales
  • Chukchi Peninsula (Russia)
Target audience
adult
Label
When the whales leave, Yuri Rytkheu ; translated from the Russian by Ilona Yazhbin Chavasse
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
000065826307
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
120 pages
Isbn
9781571311313
Lccn
2019022510
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1083578565
Label
When the whales leave, Yuri Rytkheu ; translated from the Russian by Ilona Yazhbin Chavasse
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065826307
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
120 pages
Isbn
9781571311313
Lccn
2019022510
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1083578565

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