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Gifts

Author: Ursula K Le Guin
Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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When a young man in the Uplands blinds himself rather than use his gift of "unmaking"--a violent talent shared by members of his family--he upsets the precarious balance of power among rival, feuding families, each of which has a strange and deadly talent of its own.
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 0152051236 9780152051235 9780152051242 0152051244
OCLC Number: 53215726
Description: 274 p. ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Ursula K. Le Guin.
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When a young man in the Uplands blinds himself rather than use his gift of "unmaking"--a violent talent shared by members of his family--he upsets the precarious balance of power among rival, feuding families, each of which has a strange and deadly talent of its own.

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Strange Story of Strange Powers

by ricklibrarian (WorldCat user published 2006-03-25) Very Good Permalink
In each of her books, Le Guin creates a world similar to ours in many ways but with some radically differences. Because of these twists, her books are labeled as fantasy. In Gifts, Orrec and Gry are teens maturing in a feudal society of uplanders and lowlanders that seems much like medieval Europe. Fighting...
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