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The Fixed Stars : Thirty-Seven Emblems for the Perilous Season

Conn, Brian. (Author).
E-book E-book (2010.)
Description: 1 online resource (313 pages)
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2010.

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  • ISBN: 1573668168
  • ISBN: 9781573668163
Contents: Contents; 1. The Ropemaker's Daughter; 2. Ablution in Helical Structure; 3. The Green Door; 4. John's Day; 5. The Snow Pageant; 6. Mercury.
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Summary: Juxtaposing barbarity and whimsy, Brian Conn's The Fixed Stars is a novel that has the tenor of a contemporary fable with nearly the same dreamlike logic. At the novel's heart are the John's Day celebration and the interactions of a small community dealing with a mystery disease. Routinely citizens are quarantined and then reintegrated into society in rituals marked by a haunting brutality. The infected and the healthy alike are quarantined. In a culture that has retreated from urbanism into a more pastoral society, the woman who nurtures spiders and the man who spins hemp exist alongside the.
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Citation: Conn, Brian. "The Fixed Stars : Thirty-Seven Emblems for the Perilous Season." Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2010.
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