The Eye of the Heron
From multi-award-winning, literary legend Ursula K. Le Guin comes a speculative fiction classic, The Eye of the Heron.
In Victoria on a former prison colony, two exiled groups--the farmers of Shantih and the City dwellers--live in apparent harmony. All is not as it seems, however. While the peace-loving farmers labor endlessly to provide food for the City, the City Bosses rule the Shantih with an iron fist. When a group of farmers decide to form a new settlement further away, the Bosses retaliate by threatening to crush the "rebellion."
Luz understands what it means to have no choices. Her father is a Boss and he has ruled over her life with the same iron fist. Luz wonders what it might be like to make her own choices. To be free to choose her own destiny.
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"This small gem of a novel encapsulates the qualities that make Le Guin a key figure in today's science fiction." --Publishers Weekly
"Queen of the realm of fantasy."--Washington Post
"Like all great writers of fiction, Ursula K. L e Guin creates imaginary worlds that restore us, hearts eased, to our own."--The Boston Globe
"Genre cannot contain Ursula Le Guin: she is a genre in herself."--Zadie Smith
"Ursula Le Guin can lift fiction to the level of poetry and compress it to the density of allegory." --Jonathan Lethem