Four Ways to Forgiveness

Four Ways to Forgiveness


Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
Four interconnected novellas follow the stories of disgraced revolutionary Abberkam, callow "space brat" Solly, haughty soldier Teyeo, and historian and exile Havzhiva as each battles for duty and freedom, in a collection set in the author's Hainish universe. Reprint.


At the far end of our universe, on the twin planets of Werel and Yeowe, all humankind is divided into "assets" and "owners," tradition and liberation are at war, and freedom takes many forms. Here is a society as complex and troubled as any on our world, peopled with unforgettable characters struggling to become fully human. For the disgraced revolutionary Abberkam, the callow "space brat" Solly, the haughty soldier Teyeo, and the Ekumen historian and Hainish exile Havzhiva, freedom and duty both begin in the heart, and success as well as failure has its costs.

In this stunning collection of four intimately interconnected novellas, Ursula K. Le Guin returns to the great themes that have made her one of America's most honored and respected authors.

Publisher: New York : Perennial, 2004
Edition: 1st Perennial ed
ISBN: 9780060760298
Characteristics: 305 p. : music ; 21 cm


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Apr 27, 2015

This is a beautiful, engaging story (or set of stories) that sets the bar for good writing. Her characters are practically breathing, they are so real and believable, and the world she builds challenges the reader to think of other ways that we humans might exist. She's a master!

neko Feb 09, 2010

Four novellas that add the breadth of Hainish culture. A very good read.


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