The Mount

The Mount

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Philip K. Dick Award Winner
Best of the Year: Locus, Village Voice, San Francisco Chronicle, Book Magazine
Nominated for the Impac Award
Charley is an athlete. He wants to grow up to be the fastest runner in the world, like his father. He wants to be painted crossing the finishing line, in his racing silks, with a medal around his neck. Charley lives in a stable. He isn't a runner, he's a mount. He belongs to a Hoot: The Hoots are alien invaders. Charley hasn't seen his mother for years, and his father is hiding out in the mountains somewhere, with the other Free Humans. The Hoots own the world, but the humans want it back. Charley knows how to be a good mount, but now he's going to have to learn how to be a human being."
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 110 x 174 x 20mm | 158.76g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0142403024
  • 9780142403020
  • 385,070

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A memorable alien-invasion scenario, a wild adventure, and a reflection on the dynamics of freedom and slavery. (Booklist)
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About Carol Emshwiller

Carol Emshwiller( the author of many acclaimed novels and story collections, includingCarmen Dog, The Start of the End of It All(winner of the World Fantasy Award), Report to the Men s Club and Other Stories, I Live with You and You Dont Know It, andThe Mount(winner of the Philip K. Dick Award and a Nebula Award finalist). She teaches in the NYU Continuing Education program, and divides her time between homes in New York City and California."
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1,129 ratings
3.69 out of 5 stars
5 24% (270)
4 37% (416)
3 28% (314)
2 8% (92)
1 3% (37)
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