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The October Country

Bradbury, Ray (Book - 2011)
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The October Country
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"The October Country is many places: a picturesque Mexican village where death is a tourist attraction; a city beneath the city where drowned lovers are silently reunited; a carnival midway where a tiny man's most cherished fantasy can be fulfilled night after night. Each of the stories in Ray Bradbury's masterful collection is a wonder, imagined by an acclaimed tale-teller writing from a place of shadows. But there is astonishing beauty here as well, born from a prose that enchants and enthralls, that chills like a long-after-midnight wind, that lifts the reader high above a sleeping Earth on strange wings."--P. [4] of cover.
Authors: Bradbury, Ray, 1920-2012
Title: The October country
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2011
Edition: 1st Harper Perennial Modern Classics ed
Characteristics: xii, 334 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Ray Bradbury ; illustrated by Joe Mugnaini
Contents: Homesteading the October country
The dwarf
The next in line
The watchful poker chip of H. Matisse
Skeleton
The jar
The lake
The emissary
Touched with fire
The small assassin
The crowd
Jack-in-the-box
The scythe
Uncle Einar
The wind
The man upstairs
There was an old woman
The cistern
Homecoming
The wonderful death of Dudley Stone
Summary: "The October Country is many places: a picturesque Mexican village where death is a tourist attraction; a city beneath the city where drowned lovers are silently reunited; a carnival midway where a tiny man's most cherished fantasy can be fulfilled night after night. Each of the stories in Ray Bradbury's masterful collection is a wonder, imagined by an acclaimed tale-teller writing from a place of shadows. But there is astonishing beauty here as well, born from a prose that enchants and enthralls, that chills like a long-after-midnight wind, that lifts the reader high above a sleeping Earth on strange wings."--P. [4] of cover.
Additional Contributors: Mugnaini, Joseph A.
ISBN: 0062079964
9780062079961
9780345407856
Branch Call Number: FICTION BRADBURY 2011
Genre/Form: Short stories
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For Bradbury you could replace this selection with 'Something Wicked This Way Comes,' or 'The Illustrated Man,' but this was my first introduction to his darker tales, earlier published as 'Dark Carnival.' How appropriate. A pioneer.


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