Gifts

Annals of the Western Shore

Book 1
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Scattered among poor, desolate farms, the clans of the Uplands possess gifts. Wondrous gifts: the ability—with a glance, a gesture, a word—to summon animals, bring forth fire, move the land. Fearsome gifts: They can twist a limb, chain a mind, inflict a wasting illness. The Uplanders live in constant fear that one family might unleash its gift against another. Two young people, friends since childhood, decide not to use their gifts. One, a girl, refuses to bring animals to their death in the hunt. The other, a boy, wears a blindfold lest his eyes and his anger kill.

In this beautifully crafted story, Ursula K. Le Guin writes of the proud cruelty of power, of how hard it is to grow up, and of how much harder still it is to find, in the world's darkness, gifts of light.
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Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Published on
Apr 1, 2006
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9780547539874
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Language
English
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Genres
Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / General
Young Adult Fiction / General
Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism
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