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Book Information: Great Wheel, the

Great Wheel, the (1997) [Novel]
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In a wretched third world of the future, a young priest from England pursues the mystery of a disease. Although Father John has lost his faith, he does his best to administer prayers and medicine to the people of a Borderer town in what long ago was northern Africa. He wonders why so many in the Endless City are dying of bludrut - myeloid leukemia - and begins to suspect that the reason is the koiyl leaf, which the people chew as an opiate. Investigating, John encounters poverty, politics. He travels to a far valley of radioactive death, his guide a witch-woman. And as he questions a Europe grown too perfect and falls in love with a Borderer, he is visited, constantly, disturbingly, by childhood memories of harvest fairs at Hemhill and a wonderful older brother.

Original title: The Great Wheel
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionScience FictionPoliticalDystopia/Utopia

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Great Wheel, the (1997)
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Language: English

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Great Wheel, the (1997)


ISBN: 0151002932

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