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Deserted Cities of the Heart by Lewis Shiner

Deserted Cities of the Heart
By Lewis Shiner

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An anthropologist and his alienated brother reunite in a Mexico torn apart by earthquakes and revolution to reenact an ancient Mayan myth of the end of the world in this surrealistic fantasy by the author of Frontera. Shiner captures the complexities of both modern and ancient reality in a story that should appeal to general as well as fantasy audiences. Recommended. Library Journal

Finalist 1989 Nebula Award for Best Novel
Finalist 1989 Crawford Award for First Fantasy


Also by Lewis Shiner on obooko: Black & White; Frontera; Glimpses; Dark Tangos;
Say Goodbye; SLAM

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Suddenly the path opened up and Carmichael walked out of the jungle.The perpetual green twilight turned into bright afternoon.The ragged kid who'd been guiding him got excited and ran on ahead, leaving Carmichael to stand bl...
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