The winter boy / Sally Wiener Grotta.
- ISBN: 9780988387195 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2014.
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.
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).
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