From the acclaimed author of The Last Unicorn comes a new, exquisitely-told unicorn fable for the modern age. Claudio Bianchi has lived alone for many years on a hillside in Southern Italy's scenic Calabria. Set in his ways and suspicious of outsiders, Claudio has always resisted change, preferring farming and writing poetry. But one chilly morning, as though from a dream, an impossible visitor appears at the farm. When Claudio comes to her aid, an act of kindness throws his world into chaos. Suddenly he must stave off inquisitive onlookers, invasive media, and even more sinister influences. Lyrical, gripping, and wise, In Calabria confirms Peter S. Beagle's continuing legacy as one of fantasy's most legendary authors.
- Hardback | 176 pages
- 127 x 204 x 20mm | 299g
- 02 Mar 2017
- Tachyon Publications
- United States
Praise for Peter S. Beagle "Peter S. Beagle illuminates with his own particular magic such commonplace matters as ghosts, unicorns, and werewolves. For years a loving readership has consulted him as an expert on those hearts' reasons that reason does not know." --Ursula K. Le Guin, author of A Wizard of Earthsea "[Beagle] has been compared, not unreasonably, with Lewis Carroll and J. R. R. Tolkien, but he stands squarely--and triumphantly--on his own feet." --The Saturday Review "One of my favorite writers." --Madeleine L'Engle, author of A Wrinkle in Time "The only contemporary to remind one of Tolkien." --Booklist "Peter S. Beagle is (in no particular order) a wonderful writer, a fine human being, and a bandit prince out to steal readers' hearts." --Tad Williams, author of The Dragonbone Chair "Not only does Peter Beagle make his fantasy worlds come vividly, beautifully alive; he does it for the people who enter them." --Poul Anderson, author of The High Crusade "Peter S. Beagle is the magician we all apprenticed ourselves to." --Lisa Goldstein, author of The Red Magician "Peter S. Beagle would be one of the century's great writers in any arena he chose; we readers must feel blessed that Beagle picked fantasy as a homeland." --Edward Bryant, author of Cinnabar Praise for Summerlong A Kirkus September 2016 Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Historical Fiction Book You Won't Want to Miss A Washington Post Best Science Fiction and Fantasy to Read this Month (September) A Verge Most Exciting Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Coming Out (in September) "A rare story of summer that feels like the summer--like dreamy intense passions rising and arcing and then spinning away; like beauty underlaid with a tinge of sadness because it is ephemeral. Beagle has captured that seasonal warmth here, beautifully, magically." --New York Times "[STARRED REVIEW] Beagle's strange and lovely lyric vision." --Publishers Weekly "Themes of love, loss, nurturing, and adapting are wrapped up in this deliberate and bittersweet tale of what it is to love in your own time, in your own way." --Booklist "In his first new novel in more than a decade, Beagle creates an intimate drama ... A beautifully detailed fantasy." --Kirkus "A quietly glowing and elegantly written revelation of the magic beneath everyday life." --Chicago Tribune "Beagle uses an ancient myth as a backdrop, creating a brilliant stage to explore the personal dynamic of Abe and Joanna's vibrant yet deteriorating relationship." --Washington Post "Absolutely beautiful." --Pop Culture Beast "Peter Beagle's novel Summerlong is a lovely, tantalizing read that moves through a finely-detailed, familiar world into a tale as old and as urgent as language." --Patricia A. McKillip, author of Dreams of Distant Shores and Kingfisher "A book of magic, wondrous, tragic and unending." --Kurt Busiek, author of Astro City and The Avengers
About Peter S. Beagle
Peter S. Beagle is the best-selling author of The Last Unicorn, which has sold a reported five million copies since its initial publication in 1968. His other novels include A Fine & Private Place, The Innkeeper's Song, and Tamsin. His short fiction has been collected in four volumes by Tachyon Publications, including The Line Between and Sleight of Hand. He has won the Hugo, Nebula, Mythopoeic, and Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire awards and the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement. Beagle lives in Oakland, CA.