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The Cult of Loving Kindness (Starbridge Chronicles)

Park, Paul

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ISBN 10: 0688105742 / ISBN 13: 9780688105747
Published by William Morrow & Co
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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0688105742 1991. 312 pages. Inscribed to Hugo Award winning author, Janet Kagan. Green boards with gilt spine titling, fine. Spine square. Binding sound. Dust jacket covered in archival Mylar, shows a small tear to the back. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-2005016

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Title: The Cult of Loving Kindness (Starbridge ...

Publisher: William Morrow & Co

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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The Starbridge Chronicles continue with a new set of characters, swept up by a turbulent religious rivival that brings them both love and pain amid a strange, vast universe

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The third novel in Park's ( Sugar Rain ) ambitious Starbridge Chronicles is as tantalizing, ambiguous and fascinating as its predecessors. Set in a world (probably a far-future earth) where the seasons stretch for decades and historical phases of repression, rebellion and reaction repeat themselves with the long year, this volume takes place in the prosperous summertime. The spring revolution that tore down the old Starbridge regime and its harsh authoritarian religion has left a secular, populist government in its place. But remnants of the old ways remain, especially in the more primitive rural areas, and the forbidden Cult of Loving Kindness has begun to organize again. Sarnath Bey, disciple of a Zen-like master, rescues the twins Rael and Cassia as he returns to the master's village, where Sarnath raises them as his own. When he dies and progressive scientists from the city come to take over the village and improve its farming practices, Rael and Cassia flee to the forest. There they meet pilgrims of the Cult, and the twins learn the secret of their identities and the role they must play in bringing the Cult back to power. Park's prose is restrained and elegant, and the world he envisions is an evocative mixture of the familiar and the strange. With layers of speculation about history, religion, fate and destiny, this novel will remind the demanding reader how satisfying and challenging literary science fiction can be.
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