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Otherwise : three novels

Author: John Crowley
Publisher: New York : Perennial, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Three critically acclaimed short novels by John Crowley: The Deep- In a twilight land, two warring powers-the Reds and the Blacks-play out an ancient game of murder and betrayal. Then a Visitor from beyond the sky arrives to play a part in this dark and bloody pageant. From the moment he is found by two women who tend to the dead in the wake of battles, it is clear that the great game is to change at last. Beasts-  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Crowley, John, 1942-
Otherwise.
New York : Perennial, 2002
(DLC) 2001055477
(OCoLC)48391008
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Crowley
ISBN: 9780061966026 0061966029
OCLC Number: 759581074
Description: 1 online resource (548 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The deep --
Beasts --
Engine summer.
Responsibility: by John Crowley.
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Three critically acclaimed short novels by John Crowley: The Deep- In a twilight land, two warring powers-the Reds and the Blacks-play out an ancient game of murder and betrayal. Then a Visitor from beyond the sky arrives to play a part in this dark and bloody pageant. From the moment he is found by two women who tend to the dead in the wake of battles, it is clear that the great game is to change at last. Beasts- It is the day after tomorrow, and society has been altered dramatically by experimentation that enables scientists to combine the genetic material of different species, mixing the DNA of humans with animals. Loren Casuabon is an ethologist drawn into the policial and social vortex that results with a "leo"--A creature both man and lion-at its center. Engine Summer- A young man is named Rush That Speaks is growing up in a far and distant world-one that only dimly remembers our own age, the wondrous age of the angels, when men could fly. Now it is the "engin summer of the world," and Rush goes in search of the saints who can teach him to speak truthfully and to be immortal in the stories he tells. The immortality that awaits him, though, is one he could not have imagined.

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