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Title:
Strangers and beggars
Author:
Van Pelt, James, 1954-
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Edition:
First Fairwood Press edition.
Publication Information:
Auburn, WA : Fairwood Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
212 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Reading Level:
760 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.8 14.0 72233.

Reading Counts RC High School 7.1 20 Quiz: 33140 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780966818451
Format :
Book

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This volume gathers together 17 stories by Van Pelt which showcase his explorations in science fiction, fantasy, and horror.


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Love gets sealed with the sacrifice of a finger, monsters roam high school hallways and invisible dwarves function as angels of death on a city bus: the fantastical intertwines with the quotidian in James Van Pelt's Strangers and Beggars. The 17 stories, divided into four sections (Teaching, Love, Death, Time), contemplate modern dystopias, offering, in the words of Bruce Holland Rogers's introduction, stories of "things gone very wrong" that still manage to feel uplifting not "new maps of hell... [but] new maps out of hell." (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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