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The Ten Thousand Things

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781590170137
Author(s): Maria Dermout
Format: Paperback
Year: 2002
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Dimensions: 128 x 202 x 12 (w x l x h)
Pages: 208
Series: New York Review Books Classics

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"The Ten Thousand Things" is a novel of shimmering strangeness—the story of Felicia, who returns with her baby son from Holland to the Spice Islands of Indonesia, to the house and garden that were her birthplace, over which her powerful grandmother still presides. There Felicia finds herself wedded to an uncanny and dangerous world, full of mystery and violence, where objects tell tales, the dead come and go, and the past is as potent as the present. First published in Holland in 1955, Maria Dermout's novel was immediately recognized as a magical work, like nothing else Dutch—or European—literature had seen before. "The Ten Thousand Things" is an entranced vision of a far-off place that is as convincingly real and intimate as it is exotic, a book that is at once a lament and an ecstatic ode to nature and life.

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