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The Kin (original 1998; edition 1998)
by Peter Dickinson (Author)
The Kin by Peter Dickinson (1998)
It is two hundred thousand years ago. A small group of children are cut off from their Kin, the Moonhawks, when they are driven from their "Good Place" by violent strangers. While searching for a new Good Place, they face the parched desert, an active volcano, a canyon flood, man-eating lions, and other Kins they've never seen before. Told from four points of view, with tales of the Kins' creation interspersed throughout, this epic novel humanizes early man and illuminates the beginning of language, the development of skills, and the organization of society. It is a triumphant book from one of the genre's most revered authors.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)823.914 — Literature English (not North America) English fiction Modern Period 1901-1999 1945-1999
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