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Embassytown

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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--but which speaks through her, whether she likes it or not. *This book may have remainder mark*

Product Overview
ISBN 9780345524508
Categories BX, Fantasy and Science Fiction, Fic20, Fiction, Whateversary
Author(s) China Mi?ville
Publisher Ballantine Books
Pages 345
Format Paperback
Dimensions 14.0cm x 2.3cm x 20.6cm
Weight 0.3 kg
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