Elementals

Elementals

Stories of Fire and Ice

Book - 1998
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A new volume of stories from A. S. Byatt is always a joy, and this one is rich and rare indeed. In the same distinctive format as The Matisse Stories and The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye, this collection deals with betrayal and loyalty, quests and longings, loneliness and passion -- the mysterious absences at the heart of the fullest lives. A woman walks away from her previous existence and encounters an ice-blond stranger from a secretive world; a schoolgirl draws a blood-filled picture of the biblical heroine Jael; a swimming pool reveals a beauteous monster in its depths. The settings of Elementals range from the heat of Provence in summer to the cold forests of Scandinavia, from chalk-strewn classrooms to herb-scented hillsides, from suburban streets to rocky wilds. A marvelous present for all A. S. Byatt fans, this magical collection will also serve as a perfect introduction to one of our finest contemporary writers.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c1998
Edition: 1st U.S. ed. --
ISBN: 9780375502507
0375502505
Branch Call Number: FIC/Byatt 359401 1
Characteristics: 229 p. : ill

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WVMLStaffPicks Nov 13, 2014

Bewitching stories to set your heart afire. Different themes, but all shimmer and are full of light. Cold was my favourite.

JewelMcLatchy Oct 13, 2011

I enjoyed Cold, but the rest weren't my type of short story.

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