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From the dust returned : a family remembrance

Auteur: Ray Bradbury
Uitgever: New York : William Morrow, ©2001.
Editie/Formaat:   Boek : Fictie : Engels : 1st edAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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"They have lived for centuries in a house of legend and mystery in upper Illinois - and they are not like other midwesterners. Rarely encountered in daylight hours, their children are curious and wild; their old ones have survived since before the Sphinx first sank its paws deep in Egyptian sands. And some sleep in beds with lids." "Now the house is being readied in anticipation of the gala homecoming that will  Meer lezen...
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Genre/Vorm: Domestic fiction
Fantasy fiction
Fiction
Genre: Fictie
Soort document: Boek
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Ray Bradbury
ISBN: 0380973820 9780380973828
OCLC-nummer: 45505966
Beschrijving: xi, 204 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Verantwoordelijkheid: Ray Bradbury.
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"They have lived for centuries in a house of legend and mystery in upper Illinois - and they are not like other midwesterners. Rarely encountered in daylight hours, their children are curious and wild; their old ones have survived since before the Sphinx first sank its paws deep in Egyptian sands. And some sleep in beds with lids." "Now the house is being readied in anticipation of the gala homecoming that will gather together the far-flung branches of this odd and remarkable family. In the past-midnight stillness can be detected the soft fluttering of Uncle Einar's wings. From her realm of sleep, Cecy, the fairest and most special daughter, can feel the approach of many a welcome being - shapeshifter, telepath, somnambulist, vampire - as she flies high in the consciousness of bird and bat." "But in the midst of eager anticipation, a sense of doom pervades. For the world is changing. And death, no stranger, will always shadow this most singular family: Father, arisen from the Earth; Mother, who never sleeps but dreams; A Thousand Times Great Grandmere; Grandfather, who keeps the wildness of youth between his ears." "And the boy who, more than anyone, carries the burden of time on his shoulders: Timothy, the sad and different foundling son who must share it all, remember, and tell ... and who, alone out of all of them, must one day age and wither and die."--Jacket.

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