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Gifts - Annals of the Western Shore

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Paperback (01 Apr 2006) | English

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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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780152051242
Publisher: HMH Books
Imprint: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers
Pub date:
Edition: First Edition edition
Language: English
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 209g
Height: 178mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 21mm