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The Resource A stranger in Olondria : a novel, Sofia Samatar

A stranger in Olondria : a novel, Sofia Samatar

Label
A stranger in Olondria : a novel
Title
A stranger in Olondria
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Sofia Samatar
Creator
Subject
Genre
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
Summary
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
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
World Fantasy Award, 2014.
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10143883
Cataloging source
HLS
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Samatar, Sofia
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Books and reading
  • Books and reading
Target audience
adult
Label
A stranger in Olondria : a novel, Sofia Samatar
Instantiates
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
ocn879523962
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
299 p.
Isbn
9781931520768
Lccn
2012020482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)879523962
Label
A stranger in Olondria : a novel, Sofia Samatar
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
ocn879523962
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
299 p.
Isbn
9781931520768
Lccn
2012020482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)879523962

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