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Gifts

Gifts by Ursula K. Le Guin - 1st edition - 2004 - from Gidget's Book Haven (SKU: 780152051235)
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Gifts

by Ursula K. Le Guin

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  • hardcover
  • First
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ISBN 10
0152051236
ISBN 13
9780152051235
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About This Item

It's a queer business, making oneself blind.
To cheat, to look, one glance, only a glance-
the temptations of course were endless. Every
step, every act that was now so immensely
difficult and complicated and awkward could become
easy and natural so easily and naturally. Just lift the
blindfold, just for a moment, just from one eye, just
one peek...

recommended for age 12 and older


Synopsis

Scattered among poor, desolate farms, the clans of the Uplands possess gifts. Wondrous gifts: the ability--with a glance, a gesture, a word--to summon animals, bring forth fire, move the land. Fearsome gifts: They can twist a limb, chain a mind, inflict a wasting illness. The Uplanders live in constant fear that one family might unleash its gift against another. Two young people, friends since childhood, decide not to use their gifts. One, a girl, refuses to bring animals to their death in the hunt. The other, a boy, wears a blindfold lest his eyes and his anger kill. In this beautifully crafted story, Ursula K. Le Guin writes of the proud cruelty of power, of how hard it is to grow up, and of how much harder still it is to find, in the world's darkness, gifts of light.

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Bookseller
Gidget's Book Haven US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
780152051235
Title
Gifts
Author
Ursula K. Le Guin
Format/binding
NO CREASES OR CRACKS
Book condition
Used - Very Good+
Jacket condition
Very Good+
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0152051236
ISBN 13
9780152051235
Publisher
Harcourt Books
Place of Publication
USA
Date published
2004
Keywords
Children/Grade School
Size
9" by 6"

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