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From the Dust Returned (2001)
by Ray Bradbury
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0380789612, Mass Market Paperback)High on a hill by a forked tree, the House beckons its family homeward, and they come--travelers from the lyrical, lush imagination of Ray Bradbury.
From the Dust Returned chronicles a community of eternal beings: a mummified matriarch who speaks in dust; a sleeping daughter who lives through the eyes and ears of the creatures she visits in her dreams; an uncle with wings like sea-green sails. And there is also the mortal child Timothy, the foundling son who yearns to be like those he loves: to fly, to sleep in daytime, and to live forever. Instead, his task is to witness the family's struggle with the startling possibility of its own end.
Bradbury is deservedly recognized as a master of lyricism and delicate mood. In this novel he weaves together individuals' stories and the overarching family crisis into a softly whispered, seductive tale of longing and loss, death and life in the shadowy places. --Roz Genessee
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The first new novel from Bradbury in more than 10 years--and the recipient of the National Book Foundation's 2000 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters--features the supernatural Elliot family. Outlandish, great-hearted, and loving-spirited, the Elliots are vampires, but their son is born with a defect--he's human.
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