Gifts (Annals of the Western Shore)

Gifts (Annals of the Western Shore)

Ursula K. Le Guin


Scattered between bad, desolate farms, the clans of the Uplands own presents. Wondrous presents: the ability--with a look, a gesture, a word--to summon animals, bring about hearth, movement the land. Fearsome presents: they could twist a limb, chain a brain, inflict a losing sickness. The Uplanders stay in consistent worry that one family members may unharness its present opposed to one other. teens, pals because adolescence, make a decision to not use their presents. One, a lady, refuses to convey animals to their demise within the hunt. the opposite, a boy, wears a blindfold lest his eyes and his anger kill.

In this superbly crafted tale, Ursula ok. Le Guin writes of the proud cruelty of strength, of ways demanding it truly is to develop up, and of the way a lot more durable nonetheless it really is to discover, within the world's darkness, presents of light.

Includes a reader's advisor and a pattern bankruptcy from the significant other name Voices.

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