Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
2Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Sofia Samatar, A Stranger in Olondria Free Preview Chapbook

Sofia Samatar, A Stranger in Olondria Free Preview Chapbook

Ratings: (0)|Views: 32 |Likes:
Published by Gavin Grant
The first quarter of Sofia Samatar's rich and magnificent debut novel, to be published in hardcover, paperback, and ebook by Small Beer Press in April 2013.
The first quarter of Sofia Samatar's rich and magnificent debut novel, to be published in hardcover, paperback, and ebook by Small Beer Press in April 2013.

More info:

Published by: Gavin Grant on Apr 04, 2013
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

10/14/2013

pdf

text

original

 
 A Preview of 
 
A STRANGER IN OLONDRIA
Being the Complete Memoirso the Mystic, Jevick o Tyom
a novel by
Sofia Samatar
“Sofa Samatar is a merchant o wonders, and her
 A Stranger in Olondria 
is a bookshop o dreams.” —Greer Gilman
 A Stranger in Olondria 
reminds both Samatar’s characters and herreaders o the way stories make us long or ar-away, even imaginary,places and how they also bring us home again.” —Karen Joy Fowler“Gorgeous writing, beautiul and sensualand so precise—a Proustian ghost story.” —Paul WitcoverA story o ghosts and books, treachery and mystery,ingeniously conceived and beautiully written.” —Jerey Ford
 
 Jevick, the pepper merchant’s son, has been raised on storieso Olondria, a distant land where books are as commonas they are rare in his home—but which his mother callsthe Ghost Country. When his ather dies and Jevick takeshis place on the yearly selling trip to Olondria, Jevick’s lieis as close to perect as he can imagine. Just as he
revels inOlondria’s Rabelaisian Feast of Birds, he is pulled drasticallyoff course and becomes haunted by the ghost of an illiterateyoung girl.
In desperation, Jevick seeks the aid o Olondrian priestsand quickly becomes a pawn in the struggle between theempire’s two most powerul cults. Even as the country sim-mers on the cusp o war, he must ace his ghost and learnher story beore he has any chance o reeing himsel bysetting her ree: an ordeal that challenges his understandingo art and lie, home and exile, and the limits o that mostseductive o necromancies, reading.
 A Stranger in Olondria 
was written while the author taughtin South Sudan. It is a rich and heady brew which pulls thereader in deeper and still deeper with twists and turns thathearken back to the Gormenghast novels while being asimmersive as George R. R. Martin’s
Game of Thrones.
 
A STRANGER IN OLONDRIA
Being aPreviewo theComplete Memoirso the Mystic, Jevick o Tyoma novel bySofa Samatarto be published intrade paperback and ebookin April 2013bySmall Beer Presso Easthampton, Massachusetts

Activity (2)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 thousand reads
1 hundred reads

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->