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A stranger in Olondria : being the complete memoirs of the mystic, Jevick of Tyom / by Sofia Samatar
Bib ID 6455864
Format BookBook
Author
Samatar, Sofia, author
 
Edition 1st ed. 
Description Easthampton, MA : Small Beer Press, [2013] 
[Minneapolis] : Distributed to the trade by Consortium, [2013] 
299 pages : map ; 23 cm 
ISBN 9781618730626
1618730622
9781931520768
1931520763
9781931520775
1931520771
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.

Notes

"A novel".

Subjects Books and reading -- Fiction.
Form/genre Fantasy fiction.

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