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Book Information: Telling, the

Telling, the (2000) [Novel]
by Ursula K. Le Guin Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Series: Hainish / Novels of the Ekumen

Summary (From the publisher):

There have been eighty requests to send an Observer into the hinterlands of the planet Aka to study the natives. Much to everyone's surprise, the eighty-first request is granted, and Observer Sutty is sent upriver to Okzat-Ozkat, a small city in the foothills of Rangma, to talk to the remnants in hiding of a cult practising a banned religion. On Aka, everything that was written in the old scripts has been destroyed; modern aural literature is all written to Corporation specifications.

The Corporation expects Sutty to report back so the non-standardised folk stories and songs can be wiped out and the people "re-educated".

But Sutty herself is in for an education she never imagined.

Original title: The Telling
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionScience FictionSocial Criticism

Edition #1: The Telling

The Telling (2001)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "This is humanist SF at it's best, Le Guin in top form." Faren Miller, Locus
  • "...her clear, simple voice has intensified, too: an American Blake, a Northwestern Willa Cather." Polly Shulman, Newsday
  • "Her [Le Guin's] language, which sings true in every line, is simple and profound and her storytelling is sure." Morrie Ruvinsky, Los Angeles Times
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The Telling (2002)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London, UK
Publisher: Gollancz
ISBN: 1857983327
Dimensions: 4.4 x 7.1 x 0.8 in
Pages: 264

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