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A Stranger in Olondria

(2013)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
British Fantasy Society Best Novel
John W. Campbell Best Book
Nebula Awards Best Novel (nominee)
World Fantasy Best Novel
Jevick, the pepper merchant's son, has been raised on stories of Olondria, a distant land where books are as common as they are rare in his home. When his father dies and Jevick takes his place on the yearly selling trip to Olondria, Jevick's life is as close to perfect as he can imagine. But just as he revels in Olondria's Rabelaisian Feast of Birds, he is pulled drastically off course and becomes haunted by the ghost of an illiterate young girl.

In desperation, Jevick seeks the aid of Olondrian priests and quickly becomes a pawn in the struggle between the empire's two most powerful cults. Yet even as the country shimmers on the cusp of war, he must face his ghost and learn her story before he has any chance of becoming free by setting her free: an ordeal that challenges his understanding of art and life, home and exile, and the limits of that seductive necromancy, reading.

A Stranger in Olondria is a skillful and immersive debut fantasy novel that pulls the reader in deeper and deeper with twists and turns reminiscent of George R. R. Martin and Joe Hill.


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Hardback Editions

April 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Stranger in Olondria: a novel
Author(s): Sofia Samatar
ISBN: 1-61873-062-2 / 978-1-61873-062-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Small Beer Press
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Paperback Editions

April 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Stranger in Olondria: a novel
Author(s): Sofia Samatar
ISBN: 1-931520-76-3 / 978-1-931520-76-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Small Beer Press
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June 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: A Stranger in Olondria: Being the Complete Memoirs of the Mystic, Jevick of Tyom
Author(s): Sofia Samatar
ISBN: 1-5226-7236-2 / 978-1-5226-7236-4
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance audio
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November 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Stranger in Olondria: Being the Complete Memoirs of the Mystic, Jevick of Tyom
Author(s): Sofia Samatar
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


November 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Stranger in Olondria: Being the Complete Memoirs of the Mystic, Jevick of Tyom
Author(s): Sofia Samatar
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


November 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Stranger in Olondria: Being the Complete Memoirs of the Mystic, Jevick of Tyom
Author(s): Sofia Samatar
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Stranger in Olondria: a novel
Author(s): Sofia Samatar
Publisher: Small Beer Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU