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The winter boy [electronic resource]. Sally Wiener Grotta.

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  • ISBN: 9780988387195 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2014.

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Summary, etc.: Reminiscent of Margaret Atwood, Mary Doria Russell and Ursula K. LeGuin, The Winter Boy explores important political and social issues within a dynamic, character-driven otherworld, wrapped up in masterful storytelling.The Valley of the Alleshi is the center of all civilization, the core and foundation of centuries of peace. A cloistered society of widows, the Alleshi, has forged peace by mentoring young men who will one day become the leaders of the land. Each boy is paired with a single Allesha for a season of intimacy and learning, using time-honored methods that include storytelling, reason and sex. However, unknown to all but a hidden few, the peace is fracturing from pressures within and beyond, hacking at the very essence of their civilization.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. San Francisco : Pixel Hall Press, 2014. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 635 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 634 KB).
Subject: Fiction.
Science Fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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