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Title:
Plainsong
Author:
Grabien, Deborah.
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Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press, 1990.
General Note:
"A Thomas Dunne book."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780312044039
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Book

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As this story begins, the "Big One," a plague caused by stress and the increased flow of adrenaline, has nearly wiped out the entire population of the world. In the silence that descends on the earth, the survivors discover a kinship with the animals that remain and the ability to communicate with them telepathically. Julia Reynard, one of the few adults who survived, is pregnant unwittingly carrying the Savior of the World. The coming birth of her child draws together Ben, a simple man with great artistic gifts; Calypso, a nymph from Greece; Raj, an Indian mystic; and Max, the Wandering Jew who fathered the baby. This is a deceptively simple but haunting tale that interweaves mythology with the religions of the world. --Candace Smith