Val/Orson.

By: Youmans, Marly

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Grading: Fine copy in pictorial boards, as issued without dustjacket (as new).


SF/fantasy novella: introduction by Catherynne M. Valente. LIMITED EDITION: from a total printing of 600 hardcover copies, this is one of 500 unnumbered copies as issued without dustjacket.

''inspired by the French medieval tale Valentine and Orson, this moving, insightful novella from award-winning author Marly Youmans reclaims a 500-year-old epic for contemporary readers. Through the dazzling double-story of a stolen twin and the secrets of an ancient forest, Youmans roams also among the sweet spirits of Shakespeare's romance plays. Val/Orson opens with Val long saddened at the loss of his stolen twin brother. He has grown up in the California forest, climbing mysterious redwoods and finding his greatest pleasure in a landscape that seems alive. And sorrow for his lost sibling-his double-haunts his walks. From boyhood, he has worked with all his intelligence and strength to save the ancient trees. Now Val's world is increasingly populated by environmentalists, sometimes dangerously radical, sometimes merely idealistic, and further shaded in connection with the disappearance of a particularly bewitching tree-sitter--a woman who has both captivated and confused him''.

Title: Val/Orson.

Author Name: Youmans, Marly

Categories: PS Publishing: Harrogate.,

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: PS Publishing: Harrogate.: 2009.

ISBN Number: 1906301514

ISBN Number 13: 9781906301514

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Fine copy in pictorial boards, as issued without dustjacket (as new).

Seller ID: 25524