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The dream-quest of Vellitt Boe

Kij Johnson (Author), Victo Ngai (Illustrator)
Kij Johnson's haunting novella The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe is both a commentary on a classic H.P. Lovecraft tale and a profound reflection on a woman's life. Vellitt's quest to find a former student who may be the only person who can save her community takes her through a world governed by a seemingly arbitrary dream logic in which she occasionally glimpses an underlying but mysterious order, a world ruled by capricious gods and populated by the creatures of dreams and nightmares. Those familiar with Lovecraft's work will travel through a fantasy landscape infused with Lovecraftian images viewed from another perspective, but even readers unfamiliar with his work will be enthralled by Vellitt's quest. A remarkable accomplishment that repays rereading
Print Book, English, 2016
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Tom Doherty Associates, New York, 2016
169 pages : map ; 21 cm
9780765391414, 0765391414
Cover art by Victo Ngai