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Speculative Book Club: "The Dispossessed" by Ursula K. Le Guin

*A club for all things speculative – from Science Fiction, to Fantasy, and maybe even a pinch of Horror*
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The Speculative Book Club will meet again on Tuesday, December 7th at 7:30pm to discuss The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin! For questions about this meeting, email us at unabridgedbookstore@gmail.com.

From the brilliant and award-winning author Ursula K. Le Guin comes a classic tale of two planets torn apart by conflict and mistrust — and the man who risks everything to reunite them.

A bleak moon settled by utopian anarchists, Anarres has long been isolated from other worlds, including its mother planet, Urras—a civilization of warring nations, great poverty, and immense wealth. Now Shevek, a brilliant physicist, is determined to reunite the two planets, which have been divided by centuries of distrust. He will seek answers, question the unquestionable, and attempt to tear down the walls of hatred that have kept them apart.

To visit Urras—to learn, to teach, to share—will require great sacrifice and risks, which Shevek willingly accepts. But the ambitious scientist's gift is soon seen as a threat, and in the profound conflict that ensues, he must reexamine his beliefs even as he ignites the fires of change.

Ursula Kroeber Le Guin was born in 1929 in Berkeley, and lives in Portland, Oregon. As of 2014, she has published twenty-one novels, eleven volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry, and four of translation, and has received many honors and awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, National Book Award, and PEN/Malamud. Her most recent publications are Finding My Elegy: New and Selected Poems and The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories.

 
The Dispossessed: A Novel (Hainish Cycle) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060512750
Availability: Available, order here for delivery or pickup.
Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - June 10th, 2014

Event date: 

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 7:30pm

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Unabridged Books, Inc.
Chicago, IL 60657
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