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By Candas Jane Dorsey

Winner of the 1997 William J. Crawford Memorial Award (for a primary myth novel), this utopian, archetypal tale follows 5 generations of women--from the huge, sadistic despot to her great-great-granddaughter operating in a warehouse--through their travels clear of and towards each other. Loves and deaths are undergone the generations, accumulated on their successive trips, each one stressed personality surroundings others in movement as she seeks freedom and kinship. Candas Jane Dorsey's concise language is robust, telling an extreme tale with no emotional plateaus, basically peaks and valleys, pleasure and grief. this is often an concerning, unsettling ebook. it's simply the best and such a lot bold novels of 1996 and person who will impress notion and dialog.

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Grey laughed. "There are dozens of them. Such as fourwarned, alerting you to danger by heightened senses of sight, smell, sound, and touch. Or fourshadowed, which provides you with four shadows reflecting your immediate past and future. Really intricate spells, but not fully reliable because of their age and wear and tear. " "It gets worse. Their terminations have been lost, so once invoked, they can't be turned off. So you may have four shadows far longer than you want them. " "I am not clear why—" "Because we have a budget, and these are the most effective spells we can spare for this mission.

From up close Goody saw that it was indeed female, with a metallic halter and skirt, helmet, gauntlets, and spiked boots. The halter was full and the legs well shaped; otherwise it would have been hard to tell the gender. Wira appeared. "Emergency in the rose garden," she told Grey urgently. " Grey said. " Goody took the bird, and Grey and Wire hurried off. " Goody's voice said loudly. " Oh, no! The peeve was no longer nulled, and was having at the warrior maiden. She faced him dangerously. "You can't recognize a healthy feminist activist when you see her?

He stood and looked at the section farthest to the left. This had a disreputable man standing beside the path. In fact he looked like nothing so much as a giant insect. "Hello," Goody said politely. "I am Goody Goblin, and I would like to pass through your territory. " "Yes, I have a problem with that," the man buzzed. " That did not seem promising. "But I have done you no injury. " Goody decided to risk it. He walked toward Esso. The man pointed to a little molehill by the path. Suddenly it swelled into a mountain, blocking the way.

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