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Embassytown [electronic resource]. China Mieville.

Mieville, China. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780345524515 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2011.

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Summary, etc.: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn the far future, humans have colonized a distant planet, home to the enigmatic Ariekei, sentient beings famed for a language unique in the universe, one that only a few altered human ambassadors can speak. Avice Benner Cho, a human colonist, has returned to Embassytown after years of deep-space adventure. She cannot speak the Ariekei tongue, but she is an indelible part of it, having long ago been made a figure of speech, a living simile in their language. When distant political machinations deliver a new ambassador to Arieka, the fragile equilibrium between humans and aliens is violently upset. Catastrophe looms, and Avice is torn between competing loyalties: to a husband she no longer loves, to a system she no longer trusts, and to her place in a language she cannot speak--but which speaks through her, whether she likes it or not.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Del Rey, 2011. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2496 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Fiction.
Literature.
Science Fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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