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Changing Planes

Höfundur: Ursula K. Le Guin Rafbók

“A fantastical travel guide, reminiscent of Gulliver’s Travels, ” from a narrator with “the eye of an anthropologist and the humor of a satirist. ” —USA Today

Hailed by Neil Gaiman as “a master of the craft” and Margaret Atwood as “a quintessentially American writer, ” Ursula K. Le Guin is at her entertaining, thought-provoking best in this collection of ingeniously linked stories.

Missing a flight, waiting in at airport, listening to garbled announcements—who doesn’t hate that misery? But Sita Dulip of Cincinnati finds a way to bypass the long lines, the crowded restrooms, the nasty food, the whimpering children and domineering parents, the bookless bookstores, the plastic chairs bolted to the floor… .

With a kind of twist and a slipping bend, easier to do than to describe, Sita travels not to Denver but to Strupsirts, a picturesque region of waterspouts and volcanoes. Or to Djeyo, where she can stay for two nights with a balcony overlooking the amber Sea of Somue. This new method of “changing planes” enables Sita to visit bizarre societies and cultures that sometimes mirror our own … and sometimes open doors into the thrillingly alien.

A New York Times Notable Book and Los Angeles Times bestseller, featuring illustrations by Eric Beddows, Changing Planes is your boarding pass to fifteen worlds that are vintage Le Guin, from a recipient of the PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in the art of the short story.

© 2017 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Rafbók) ISBN: 9780544341685