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The Left Hand Of Darkness

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  • Genly Ai is an ethnologist observing the people of the planet Gethen, a world perpetually in winter.

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Product Description

  • Author
    Ursula K LeGuin  
    Binding
    paperback  
    Cat No.
    3845226  
    EAN
    9781473221628  
    Genre
    Science Fiction  
    ISBN
    9781473221628  
    Publisher
    Gollancz Publishing  
    Type
    Books  
  • Genly Ai is an ethnologist observing the people of the planet Gethen, a world perpetually in winter.

    The people there are androgynous, normally neuter, but they can become male or female at the peak of their sexual cycle. They seem to Genly Ai alien, unsophisticated and confusing.

    But he is drawn into the complex politics of the planet and, during a long, tortuous journey across the ice with a politician who has fallen from favour and has been outcast, he loses his professional detachment and reaches a painful understanding of the true nature of Gethenians and, in a moving and memorable sequence, even finds love…

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