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Skinner Luce : a novel

Author: Patricia Sarrafian Ward
Publisher: New York : Talos Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Every year when the deep cold of winter sets in, unbeknownst to humanity, dangerous visitors arrive from another world. Disguised as humans, the Nafikh move among us in secret, hungry for tastes of this existence. Their fickle, often-violent needs must be accommodated at all times, and the price of keeping them satisfied is paid most heavily by servs. Created by the Nafikh to attend their every whim, servs are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Mystery fiction
Electronic books
Fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ward, Patricia Sarrafian, 1969-
Skinner Luce
(DLC) 2015937875
(OCoLC)907190639
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Sarrafian Ward
ISBN: 9781940456461 1940456460
OCLC Number: 934706825
Description: 1 online resource (345 pages)
Responsibility: by Patricia Ward.

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"Every year when the deep cold of winter sets in, unbeknownst to humanity, dangerous visitors arrive from another world. Disguised as humans, the Nafikh move among us in secret, hungry for tastes of this existence. Their fickle, often-violent needs must be accommodated at all times, and the price of keeping them satisfied is paid most heavily by servs. Created by the Nafikh to attend their every whim, servs are physically indistinguishable from humans but for the Source, the painful, white-hot energy that both animates and enslaves them....Lucy is a serv who arrived as a baby and by chance was adopted by humans. She's an outcast among outcasts, struggling to find a place where she truly belongs....But when the body of a serv child turns up and Lucy is implicated in the gruesome death, the worlds she's tried so hard to keep separate collide. Hounded by the police, turned upon by the servs who once held her dear, she must protect her family and the life she's made for herself."--Dust jacket, p.[2]

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ONE OF AMAZON'S 20 BEST SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY BOOKS OF 2016 "A gut-punching novel, consistently taut and bleak. Readers will feel Lucy hanging on by her fingernails just beneath the human world Read more...

 
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