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The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden (edició 2006)

de Catherynne Valente (Autor)

Sèrie: The Orphan's Tales (1)

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A Book of Wonders for Grown-Up Readers Every once in a great while a book comes along that reminds us of the magic spell that stories can cast over us-to dazzle, entertain, and enlighten. Welcome to the Arabian Nights for our time-a lush and fantastical epic guaranteed to spirit you away from the very first page . . . Secreted away in a garden, a lonely girl spins stories to warm a curious prince: peculiar feats and unspeakable fates that loop through each other and back again to meet in the tapestry of her voice. Inked on her eyelids, each twisting, tattooed tale is a piece in the puzzle of the girl's own hidden history. And what tales she tells! Tales of shape-shifting witches and wild horsewomen, heron kings and beast princesses, snake gods, dog monks, and living stars-each story more strange and fantastic than the one that came before. From ill-tempered "mermaid" to fastidious Beast, nothing is ever quite what it seems in these ever-shifting tales-even, and especially, their teller. Adorned with illustrations by the legendary Michael Kaluta, Valente's enchanting lyrical fantasy offers a breathtaking reinvention of the untold myths and dark fairy tales that shape our dreams. And just when you think you've come to the end, you realize the adventure has only begun.... Praise for In the Night Garden "Cathrynne Valente weaves layer upon layer of marvels in her debut novel. In the Night Garden is a treat for all who love puzzle stories and the mystical language of talespinners."--Carol Berg, author of Daughter of Ancients "Fabulous talespinning in the tradition of story cycles such as The Arabian Nights. Lyrical, wildly imaginative and slyly humorous, Valente's prose possesses an irrepressible spirit."--K. J. Bishop, author of The Etched City "Astonishing work! Valente's endless invention and mythic range are breathtaking. It's as if she's gone night-wandering, and plucked a hundred distant cultures out of the air to deliver their stories to us."--Ellen Kushner, author of Thomas the Rhymer "Refreshingly original in both style and form, In the Night Garden should delight lovers of myth and folklore."--Juliet Marillier, author of the Sevenwaters trilogy… (més)
Membre:Dr.Macabre
Títol:The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden
Autors:Catherynne Valente (Autor)
Informació:Spectra (2006), 496 pages
Col·leccions:Preferits
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I enjoyed this a lot. It’s a revision of the Arabian Nights, in a fantasy world of many kingdoms and races, with a much more gender-balanced set of narratives than the original (which was itself not all that bad). Lots of nesting of narrative within narrative; lots of old orders ripe for subversion or overthrow; some witty moments as well. ( )
  nwhyte | Jul 23, 2022 |
I guess what I really have a problem with is how the tales are told in this book. I was expecting a 1001 nights approach to it all. One night,one tale. You know the thing.

But in this the stories just pile on top of each other, The girl starts out with a story and then someone in that story tells a story to another character and then we go into that story and so on.

It was maddening to me and I lost interest in trying to follow the increasingly more confusing story.
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  Litrvixen | Jun 23, 2022 |
Incredible prose and stories told that lead to more stories--a fascinating exercise in novel creation. ( )
  auldhouse | Sep 30, 2021 |
Valente has tapped into some mythic archetypes and borrowed some fairy tale trappings and woven them into something both familiar and wonderfully strange. Tales are entwined and nested together like matryoshka dolls--exotic, fabulous, sometimes tragic, and sometimes horrifying tales. The creation story of the great Mare is worth the price of admission alone, but that's just the beginning of the thread of stories tattooed on eyelids of the mysterious orphan as told to the prince in the night garden.

I'm certainly going to read the second book, In the Cities of Coin and Spice, in the hope that I'll find out what happens to the Stars, or how the orphan acquired her tales. ( )
  Charon07 | Jul 16, 2021 |
this book was fantastic but i wouldn't necessarily recommend it for its stories; i would recommend it for its storytelling. i loved it. i can only hope the sequel is equally as awesome. ( )
  kickthebeat | Nov 1, 2020 |
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Catherynne M. Valenteautor primaritotes les edicionscalculat
Foster, JonAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Kaluta, MichaelIl·lustradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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Once there was a child whose face was like the new moon shining on cypress trees and the feathers of waterbirds.
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Stories are like prayers. It does not matter when you begin, or when you end, only that you bend a knee and say the words.
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A Book of Wonders for Grown-Up Readers Every once in a great while a book comes along that reminds us of the magic spell that stories can cast over us-to dazzle, entertain, and enlighten. Welcome to the Arabian Nights for our time-a lush and fantastical epic guaranteed to spirit you away from the very first page . . . Secreted away in a garden, a lonely girl spins stories to warm a curious prince: peculiar feats and unspeakable fates that loop through each other and back again to meet in the tapestry of her voice. Inked on her eyelids, each twisting, tattooed tale is a piece in the puzzle of the girl's own hidden history. And what tales she tells! Tales of shape-shifting witches and wild horsewomen, heron kings and beast princesses, snake gods, dog monks, and living stars-each story more strange and fantastic than the one that came before. From ill-tempered "mermaid" to fastidious Beast, nothing is ever quite what it seems in these ever-shifting tales-even, and especially, their teller. Adorned with illustrations by the legendary Michael Kaluta, Valente's enchanting lyrical fantasy offers a breathtaking reinvention of the untold myths and dark fairy tales that shape our dreams. And just when you think you've come to the end, you realize the adventure has only begun.... Praise for In the Night Garden "Cathrynne Valente weaves layer upon layer of marvels in her debut novel. In the Night Garden is a treat for all who love puzzle stories and the mystical language of talespinners."--Carol Berg, author of Daughter of Ancients "Fabulous talespinning in the tradition of story cycles such as The Arabian Nights. Lyrical, wildly imaginative and slyly humorous, Valente's prose possesses an irrepressible spirit."--K. J. Bishop, author of The Etched City "Astonishing work! Valente's endless invention and mythic range are breathtaking. It's as if she's gone night-wandering, and plucked a hundred distant cultures out of the air to deliver their stories to us."--Ellen Kushner, author of Thomas the Rhymer "Refreshingly original in both style and form, In the Night Garden should delight lovers of myth and folklore."--Juliet Marillier, author of the Sevenwaters trilogy

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