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    DescriptionThis collection of 23 stories reflects a diversity of approaches to key questions about the human condition, including questions about mortality, love, obsession, and creativity. "Balzac's War" is a harrowing, powerful far-future novella that pits brother against brother in a landscape ravaged by war with Earth's newly sentient human-made species. In 13th-century Cambodia, a lone artist is torn between his love of his craft and his unspoken love for a woman in "The Bone Carver's Tale." In "The Emperor's Reply" and "The Compass of His Bones," set in 17th-century Peru, the last Incan Emperor, having brutally fallen at the hands of the Conquistadores, seeks his revenge.


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    Title
    Secret Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeff Vandermeer
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 305
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781930846272
    ISBN 10: 1930846274
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: SST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FYB
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    DC22: 813.54
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: FA
    B&T General Subject: 350
    Libri: I-FA
    DC22: 813/.54
    B&T Approval Code: P26305000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 81
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009040
    LC classification: PS3622
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028040
    LC classification: PS3572.A4284 S43 2004
    Publisher
    Golden Gryphon Press
    Imprint name
    Golden Gryphon Press
    Publication date
    01 June 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Collinsville, IL
    Author Information
    Jeff VanderMeer has been involved in the publishing industry for more than twenty-five years and in many capacities. His award-winning novels have been published in fifteen languages and his nonfiction has appeared in the Washington Post, the Barnes & Noble Review, and the Huffington Post. He is a regular contributor to Amazon's book blog Omnivorous and his short fiction has appeared in Wired. He is an editor of anthologies for Bantam, Pan Macmillan, and Tachyon (The New Weird, Steampunk). He has conducted master-classes and given workshops all over the world including at the Brisbane Arts Center in Australia and the University of California at San Diego. VanderMeer is also a frequent guest at such multi-media venues as Utopiales in France, the Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.
    Review quote
    ""A remarkable writer of highly original, utterly hilarious fiction, who continually pushes the boundaries of current literary fashion."