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Friday, September 23, 2016

Gifts - Ursula K. LeGuin

Orrec lives in the Uplands, a poor region of farms that hides a people with extraordinary gifts.    Each family’s gift is different.    Orrec’s family’s gift if Unmaking, and his gift is untamed.  He is forced to blindfold his eyes so he doesn’t destroy the people he loves.

That’s really an aside to this book.    The Gifts create perceptions and define alliances.   Orrec’s mother is a lowlander, and that quirk of his birth means that he needs to question everything about the life that he lives, and how his Gift plays into that.    This is really a coming of age story, and a good one, if a little short.    This is part of a larger series, and I would like to read the rest of the books, because I do find myself wanting more.  

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