The Centaur S Wife

The Centaur s Wife
Publisher Random House Canada
Release Date
Category Fiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780735272866
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Amanda Leduc's brilliant new novel, woven with fairy tales of her own devising and replete with both catastrophe and magic, is a vision of what happens when we ignore the natural world and the darker parts of our own natures. Heather is sleeping peacefully after the birth of her twin daughters when the sound of the world ending jolts her awake. Stumbling outside with her babies and her new husband, Brendan, she finds that their city has been destroyed by falling meteors and that her little family are among only a few who survived. But the mountain that looms over the city is still green--somehow it has been spared the destruction that has brought humanity to the brink of extinction. Heather is one of the few who know the mountain, a place city-dwellers have always been forbidden to go. Her dad took her up the mountain when she was a child on a misguided quest to heal her legs, damaged at birth. The tragedy that resulted has shaped her life, bringing her both great sorrow and an undying connection to the deep magic of the mountain, made real by the beings she and her dad encountered that day: Estajfan, a centaur born of sorrow and of an ancient, impossible love, and his two siblings, marooned between the magical and the human world. Even as those in the city around her--led by Tasha, a charismatic doctor who fled to the city from the coast with her wife and other refugees--struggle to keep everyone alive, Heather constantly looks to the mountain, drawn by love, by fear, by the desire for rescue. She is torn in two by her awareness of what unleashed the meteor shower and what is coming for the few survivors, once the green and living earth makes a final reckoning of the usefulness of human life and finds it wanting. At times devastating, but ultimately redemptive, Amanda Leduc's fable for our uncertain times reminds us that the most important things in life aren't things at all, but rather the people we want by our side at the end of the world.

The Centaur s Wife
  • Author : Amanda Leduc
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release Date : 2021-02-16

Amanda Leduc's brilliant new novel, woven with fairy tales of her own devising and replete with both catastrophe and magic, is a vision of what happens when we ignore the natural world and the darker parts of our own natures. Heather is sleeping peacefully after the birth of her twin

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The Centaur s Wife
  • Author : Amanda Leduc
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release Date : 2021-02-16

Amanda Leduc's brilliant new novel, woven with fairy tales of her own devising and replete with both catastrophe and magic, is a vision of what happens when we ignore the natural world and the darker parts of our own natures. Heather is sleeping peacefully after the birth of her twin

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Disfigured
  • Author : Amanda Leduc
  • Publisher : Coach House Books
  • Release Date : 2020-02-11

Fairy tales shape how we see the world, so what happens when you identify more with the Beast than Beauty? If every disabled character is mocked and mistreated, how does the Beast ever imagine a happily-ever-after? Amanda Leduc looks at fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm to Disney, showing us

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The Centaur
  • Author : John Updike
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-06-05

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD AND THE PRIX DU MEILLEUR LIVRE ÉTRANGER The Centaur is a modern retelling of the legend of Chiron, the noblest and wisest of the centaurs, who, painfully wounded yet unable to die, gave up his immortality on behalf of Prometheus. In the retelling, Olympus

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Centaur Aisle
  • Author : Piers Anthony
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release Date : 2002-03-26

The magic of Xanth was useless in Mundania—until Dor tried honesty! Dor was having troubles growing up to be the next Magician-King of the magic Land of Xanth. He wanted no part of running the Kingdom. But now the Good King Trent was leaving on a trade mission to

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Divine by Mistake
  • Author : P. C. Cast
  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-08-27

It’s the beginning of summer break, and high school English teacher Shannon Parker is ready to relax poolside with some red wine and a good book. She’s friggin’ earned it! But first—a little shopping, a la fancy estate auction. Surrounded by old folks and even older artifacts,

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The Lost City
  • Author : Amanda Hocking
  • Publisher : Wednesday Books
  • Release Date : 2020-07-07

Amanda Hocking, the New York Times bestselling author of The Kanin Chronicles, returns to the magical world of the Trylle Trilogy with The Lost City, the first novel in The Omte Origins—and the final story arc in her beloved series. The storm and the orphan Twenty years ago, a

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The Stone of Mercy
  • Author : M.J. Evans
  • Publisher : Dancing Horse Press
  • Release Date : 2017-11-13

Read online The Stone of Mercy written by M.J. Evans, published by Dancing Horse Press which was released on 2017-11-13. Download full The Stone of Mercy Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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The Centaur Types
  • Author : Bruce Rogers
  • Publisher : Purdue University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-15

In 1948, the world-renowned book designer Bruce Rogers wrote a brief text that documented and illustrated his creation of the Centaur typeface several decades earlier: The Centaur Types. The book was privately printed by Rogers himself under the name of his design studio, October House. This limited edition of the book

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The Centaur s Dilemma
  • Author : James E. Baker
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-01

Assessing the legal and practical questions posed by the use of artificial intelligence in national security matters The increasing use of artificial intelligence poses challenges and opportunities for nearly all aspects of society, including the military and other elements of the national security establishment. This book addresses how national security

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The Centaur in the Garden
  • Author : Moacyr Scliar
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011

"A novel of magical realism set in an early twentieth-century Jewish immigrant colony in southern Brazil"--Provided by publisher.

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Night Mare
  • Author : Piers Anthony
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release Date : 2002-03-26

The danger to Xanth was so great that only a night mare could offer hope! The Nextwave of barbarian warriors was invading Xanth from the north, ravaging and destroying as they advanced. But Mare Imbrium had her own problems. Ever since she had gained the half soul, the night mare

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The Centaur
  • Author : Algernon Blackwood
  • Publisher : House of Stratus
  • Release Date : 2014-12-01

The Centaur centres on Terence O’Malley, a journalist of mystical temperament who is at odds with the pace and materialism of the modern world, and instead countenances a sense of kinship with the universe. This mystical novel weaves a fascinating tale while, at the same time, making a passionate

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Source of Magic
  • Author : Piers Anthony
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release Date : 2002-03-26

A quest for the source of power threatened to doom the land of Xanth As a ruler of a country steeped in enchantment, King Trent was naturally curious about the source of its magic. It made sense to order Bink, the only one of his subjects immune to supernatural harm,

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Centaur Rising
  • Author : Jane Yolen
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Release Date : 2014-10-21

One night during the Perseid meteor shower, Arianne thinks she sees a shooting star land in the fields surrounding her family's horse farm. About a year later, one of their horses gives birth to a baby centaur. The family has enough attention already as Arianne's six-year-old brother was born with

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