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Doomsday Book

Willis, Connie

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ISBN 10: 0553351672 / ISBN 13: 9780553351675
Published by Spectra, 1992
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Title: Doomsday Book

Publisher: Spectra

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

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Journeying back in time to the year 1320, twenty-first century Oxford woman Kivrin arrives in the past during the outbreak of a deadly epidemic

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Connie Willis labored five years on this story of a history student in 2048 who is transported to an English village in the 14th century. The student arrives mistakenly on the eve of the onset of the Black Plague. Her dealings with a family of "contemps" in 1348 and with her historian cohorts lead to complications as the book unfolds into a surprisingly dark, deep conclusion. The book, which won Hugo and Nebula Awards, draws upon Willis' understanding of the universalities of human nature to explore the ageless issues of evil, suffering and the indomitable will of the human spirit.

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