A Stitch in Time

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Simon and Schuster, May 1, 2000 - Fiction - 432 pages
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For nearly a decade Garak has longed for just one thing -- to go home. Exiled on a space station, surrounded by aliens who loathe and distrust him, going back to Cardassia has been Garak's one dream. Now, finally, he is home. But home is a world whose landscape is filled with death and destruction. Desperation and dust are constant companions and luxury is a glass of clean water and a warm place to sleep.
Ironically, it is a letter from one of the aliens on that space station, Dr. Julian Bashir, that inspires Garak to look at the fabric of his life. Elim Garak has been a student, a gardener, a spy, an exile, a tailor, even a liberator. It is a life that was charted by the forces of Cardassian society with very little understanding of the person, and even less compassion.
But it is the tailor that understands who Elim Garak was, and what he could be. It is the tailor who sees the ruined fabric of Cardassia, and who knows how to bring this ravaged society back together. This is strange, because a tailor is the one thing Garak never wanted to be. But it is the tailor whom both Cardassia and Elim Garak need. It is the tailor who can put the pieces together, who can take a stitch in time.

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User Review  - Chris_El - LibraryThing

A friend lent me his copy of this book and said it was one of his favorites. I am not familiar with the Deep Space Nine storylines or characters so I didn't have much of a background to place this ... Read full review

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User Review  - PhoebeReading - LibraryThing

This is a fascinating character study of Deep Space 9's most complex character, spy-turned-tailor Garak, written by the man who knows him best: the actor who played him. The character's memoirs are ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Yaron Matras is Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Manchester. He has published numerous articles in academic journals on various aspects of language contact, linguistic typology, descriptive linguistics and sociolinguistics of Kurdish, Domari, Turkish, German dialects, and other languages. He has also published extensively on Romani, including the monograph Untersuchungen zu Grammatik und Diskurs des Romanes (Dialekt der Kelderasha/Lovara).