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The Orphan's Tales: In the Cities of Coin and Spice: 02 Paperback – Illustrated, 15 January 2008

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"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

"Weaves layer upon layer of marvels...a treat for all who love puzzle stories."--Carol Berg, author of the Bridge of D'Arnath series

"A fairy tale lover's wildest dream come true.... Valente has created a thought-provoking storytelling tour de force."--Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Catherynne M. Valente was born in the Pacific Northwest, grew up in California, and now lives in Ohio with her two dogs. This is her fifth novel.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ DELL NEW YORK; 1st edition (15 January 2008)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 528 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 055338404X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0553384048
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.24 x 2.54 x 23.37 cm
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