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Embassytown [electronic resource]. China Mieville.

Mieville, China. (Author). Duerden, Susan. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780307913814 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (10 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2011.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Susan Duerden.
Summary, etc.: China Miéville doesn't follow trends, he sets them. Relentlessly pushing his own boundaries as a writer—and in the process expanding the boundaries of the entire field—with Embassytown, Miéville has crafted an extraordinary novel that is not only a moving personal drama but a gripping adventure of alien contact and war. In 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...
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 348563 KB).
Subject: Fiction.
Science Fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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