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The Broken Land

(1992)
(Hearts, Hands and Voices)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book (nominee)
Set in Earth's far future, the fourth novel by consummate stylist Ian McDonald is a stunning vision of violent conflict and healing love. It begins in the village of Chepsenyt, a peaceful, self-sufficient enclave whose inhabitants rely on their genetic-engineering skills to live in harmony with nature. In Chepsenyt, people of two religions, Confessors and Proclaimers, live side by side in peace - until the day the Emperor's troops discover two rebel soldiers being hidden by a local sympathizer. Now the streets run with blood, as Chepsenyt becomes part of a greater conflict ripping the nation in two. In the midst of the fighting young Mathembe Fileli is separated from her parents and brother and cast on an epic journey through her tragic, beautiful land. During the long days of her desperate struggle to survive, she is compelled by only one thought: That in a land divided against itself, her family, at least, must be made whole again. Bold, sweeping, and magical, The Broken Land is a novel as mysteriously evocative as last night's dreams - and as shockingly real as tomorrow's headlines.


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Used availability for Ian McDonald's The Broken Land

Hardback Editions

September 1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: Broken Land, The
Author(s): Ian McDonald
ISBN: 0-553-08983-8 / 978-0-553-08983-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spectra
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March 1992 : UK Hardback
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Title: Hearts, Hands and Voices
Author(s): Ian McDonald
ISBN: 0-575-05061-6 / 978-0-575-05061-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Paperback Editions

May 1993 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Broken Land, The
Author(s): Ian McDonald
ISBN: 0-553-56324-6 / 978-0-553-56324-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spectra
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March 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hearts, Hands and Voices
Author(s): Ian McDonald
ISBN: 0-575-05373-9 / 978-0-575-05373-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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1656 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Broken Land
Author(s): Ian McDonald
ISBN: 0-553-37054-5 / 978-0-553-37054-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spectra
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Audio Editions

November 2015 : MP3 CD

Title: The Broken Land
Author(s): Ian McDonald
ISBN: 1-5113-4022-3 / 978-1-5113-4022-9
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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March 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Broken Land
Author(s): Ian McDonald
Publisher: Audible Studios
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March 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Broken Land
Author(s): Ian McDonald
Publisher: Audible Studios
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March 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Broken Land
Author(s): Ian McDonald
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK