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Secret Life (2004) [Collection]
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This collection of 23 stories reflects a diversity of approaches to key questions about the human condition, including questions about mortality, love, obsession, and creativity. "Balzac's War" is a harrowing, powerful far-future novella that pits brother against brother in a landscape ravaged by war with Earth's newly sentient human-made species. In 13th-century Cambodia, a lone artist is torn between his love of his craft and his unspoken love for a woman in "The Bone Carver's Tale." In "The Emperor's Reply" and "The Compass of His Bones," set in 17th-century Peru, the last Incan Emperor, having brutally fallen at the hands of the Conquistadores, seeks his revenge.

Contents:
- Secret Life
- Flight Is for Those Who Have Not Yet Crossed Over
- The Bone Carver's Tale
- The Sea, Mendeho, and Moonlight
- The Festival of the Freshwater Squid
- The General Who Is Dead
- Ghost Dancing with Manco Tupac
- Learning to Leave the Flesh
- Greensleeves
- Detectives and Cadavers
- Exhibit H: Torn Pages Discovered in the Vest Pocket of an Unidentified Tourist
- Black Duke Blues
- The Emperor's Reply
- The Compass of His Bones
- Balzac's War
- A Heart for Lucretia
- London Burning
- Corpse Mouth and Spore Nose
- The Machine
- Mahout
- The Mansions of the Moon (A Cautionary Tale)
- The City
- Experiment #25 from the Book of Winter: The Croc and You

Original title: Secret Life
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionFantasy


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Secret Life (2004)
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Language: English

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Secret Life (2004)


ISBN: 1930846274

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