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The Resource Embassytown

Embassytown

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Embassytown
Title
Embassytown
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Subject
Summary
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn the far future, humans have colonized a distant planet, home to the enigmatic Ariekei, sentient beings famed for a language unique in the universe, one that only a few altered human ambassadors can speak. Avice Benner Cho, a human colonist, has returned to Embassytown after years of deep-space adventure. She cannot speak the Ariekei tongue, but she is an indelible part of it, having long ago been made a figure of speech, a living simile in their language. When distant political machinations deliver a new ambassador to Arieka, the fragile equilibrium between humans and aliens is violently upset. Catastrophe looms, and Avice is torn between competing loyalties: to a husband she no longer loves, to a system she no longer trusts, and to her place in a language she cannot speak—but which speaks through her, whether she likes it or not.Praise for Embassytown"A breakneck tale of suspense . . . disturbing and beautiful by turns. I cannot emphasize enough how terrific this novel is. It's definitely one of the best books I've read in the past year, perfectly balanced between escapism and otherworldly philosophizing."—io9"Embassytown is a fully achieved work of art. . . . Works on every level, providing compulsive narrative, splendid intellectual rigour and risk, moral sophistication, fine verbal fireworks and sideshows, and even the old-fashioned satisfaction of watching a protagonist become more of a person than she gave promise of being."—Ursula K Le Guin "The Kafkaesque writer journeys to the distant edges of the universe in his latest sci-fi thriller."—Entertainment Weekly"Utterly astonishing . . . A major intellectual achievement."—Kirkus Reviews"Brilliant storytelling . . . The result is a world masterfully wrecked and rebuilt."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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Miéville, China
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Science Fiction
Label
Embassytown
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:7a9981fa-4d5a-45fc-8ab3-fdb11429f39e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780345524515
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Embassytown
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7a9981fa-4d5a-45fc-8ab3-fdb11429f39e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780345524515
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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