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The Resource Embassytown, China Mieville, (electronic resource)

Embassytown, China Mieville, (electronic resource)

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Embassytown
Title
Embassytown
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China Mieville
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Language
eng
Summary
China Mi?ville doesn't follow trends, he sets them. Relentlessly pushing his own boundaries as a writer?and in the process expanding the boundaries of the entire field?with Embassytown , Mi?ville has crafted an extraordinary novel that is not only a moving personal drama but a gripping adventure of alien contact and war. In the far future, humans have colonized a distant planet, home to the enigmatic Ariekei, sentient beings famed for a language unique in the universe, one that only a few altered human ambassadors can speak. Avice Benner Cho, a human colonist, has returned to Embassytown after years of deep-space adventure. She cannot speak the Ariekei tongue, but she is an indelible part of it, having long ago been made a figure of speech, a living simile in their language. When distant political machinations deliver a new ambassador to Arieka, the fragile equilibrium between humans and aliens is violently upset. Catastrophe looms, and Avice is torn between competing loyalties?to a husband she no longer loves, to a system she no longer trusts, and to her place in a language she cannot speak yet speaks through her. From the Hardcover edition
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China, Mieville
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Embassytown, China Mieville, (electronic resource)
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9780307913814
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Label
Embassytown, China Mieville, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780307913814
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9aea726f-6819-4770-8c5d-f2f9bea9d4d3
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
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OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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Tape width
not applicable

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