Always Coming Home

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University of California Press, 1985 - Fiction - 523 pages
27 Reviews
Ursula K. Le Guin's Always Coming Home is a major work of the imagination from one of America's most respected writers. More than five years in creation, it is a novel unlike any other. A rich and complex interweaving of story and fable, poem, artwork and music, it totally immerses the reader in the culture of the Kesh, a peaceful people of the far future who inhabit a place called the Valley on the Northern Pacific Coast. Ursula K. Le Guin makes the inhabitants of the Valley as familiar, as immediate, as wholly human as our own friends or family. Spiraling outward from the dramatic life story of a woman called Stone Telling, Le Guin's Always Coming Home interweaves wry wit, deep insight and extraordinary compassion into a compelling unity of vision.
  

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User Review  - William Leight - Goodreads

Utopias have been present in science fiction for almost as long as the genre has existed. After all, if you're going to imagine a future, why not imagine a really good one? The tricky part comes in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Paul Dejean - Goodreads

This is my favorite Ursula book. It's true it doesn't read like a regular book, but that just adds to the richness. What I think puts this above her other books, is that the cultures she details in ... Read full review

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About the author (1985)

Ursula K. Le Guin is the author of novels, children's books, short stories, critical writings, and poetry. She is the winner of the National Book Award and the Nebula and Hugo awards for science fiction. She grew up in Berkeley and the Napa Valley and now lives in Portland, Oregon. Her most recent book is The Telling (2000).

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