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SEAROAD. CHRONICLES OF KLATSAND.

Le Guin, Ursula. K.

ISBN 10: 0060167408 / ISBN 13: 9780060167400
Published by HARPER/COLLINS. NY 1991, 1991
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First edition. SIGNED by Ursula K. Le Guin & dated in year of publication on title page. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. (Light edge creasing to front jacket flap. Faint hint of foxing at edges. ). Bookseller Inventory # 13272

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Title: SEAROAD. CHRONICLES OF KLATSAND.

Publisher: HARPER/COLLINS. NY 1991

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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Portrays the struggles and triumphs of several generations of women who independently control Klatsand, a small resort town on the Oregon coast

From Kirkus Reviews:

Various private lives in an Oregon seaside village are pried open for inspection in this winning example of Le Guin's best writing--meditative, perceptive, and dead-on in its characterizations. Welcome to Klatsand, a typical American beachside community whose medley of small-town voices combine to form a timeless, penetrating novel in the classic Le Guin tradition. Tales of Klatsanders--the discouraged middle-aged couple who operate the run-down tourist court outside of town; the aging businessman whose weekend on the beach brings him face to face with his own mortality; the passionately self-reliant professor who brings her fatherless daughter home to grow up sheltered by her past; the aging librarian who indulges in a brief affair with the local bookstore owner--all start small but grow to a powerful crescendo as the town's complex entanglement of small-town loyalties, betrayals, and generations-old resentments comes clear. Le Guin performs best with her female characters--particularly the four generations of Hernes women who, from the late 1800's to the present, scandalize the town with divorce, unwed motherhood, and other forms of unheard-of independence, and whose tale of matriarchal determination occupies the final third of the book. Ending in a defiant retelling of the Persephone myth, the Hernes' story perfectly echoes and enhances the smaller tales that preceded it, making for some deeply satisfying reading--rich, warm, and as easy on the soul as an afternoon on the beach. Another triumph. -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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