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Changing Planes: Stories

Changing Planes: Stories cover

"Then came a child trotting to school with his little backpack. He trotted on all fours, neatly, his hands in leather mitts or boots that protected them from the pavement; he was pale, with small eyes, and a snout, but he was adorable."
--from Changing Planes

The misery of waiting for a connecting flight at an airport leads to the accidental discovery of alighting on other planes--not airplanes but planes of existence. Ursula Le Guin's deadpan premise frames a series of travel accounts by the tourist-narrator who describes bizarre societies and cultures that sometimes mirror our own, and sometimes open puzzling doors into the alien.


Winner of the PEN/Malamud for Short Stories

ISBN: 9780151009718

ISBN-10: 9780151009718

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publication Date: 07/01/2003 - 12:00am

On Sale: 07/01/2003 - 12:00am

Pages: 256

Categories

Fantasy - Short Stories (Single Author)