The Dream-quest of Vellitt Boe

The Dream-quest of Vellitt Boe

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Kij Johnson's haunting novella The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe is both a commentary on a classic H.P. Lovecraft tale and a profound reflection on a woman's life. Vellitt's quest to find a former student who may be the only person who can save her community takes her through a world governed by a seemingly arbitrary dream logic in which she occasionally glimpses an underlying but mysterious order, a world ruled by capricious gods and populated by the creatures of dreams and nightmares. Those familiar with Lovecraft's work will travel through a fantasy landscape infused with Lovecraftian images viewed from another perspective, but even readers unfamiliar with his work will be enthralled by Vellitt's quest. A remarkable accomplishment that repays rereading.
Publisher: New York :, Tom Doherty Associates,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780765391414
Branch Call Number: FANTASY Johnson 2016
Characteristics: 169 pages ; 21 cm


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