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Gifts

Gifts


Price: $15.95

AUTHOR:  Ursula Le Guin

TITLE:  Gifts

PUBLISHER:  Orion

ISBN:  97811842554982

DESCRIPTION:  Paperback

High above the seaside villages of the Lowlanders, dwell the myriad Upland tribes. Regarded as witches by the people below, the Uplanders are distinguished by supernatural gifts that are passed from father to son and mother to daughter within the tribes.

The Barre gift is the calling of animals; the Drum tribespeople have the power of the slow wasting; and the Rodds have the gift of the knife. The Caspro gift is that of the unmaking. Young Orrec recalls clearly when his father, the brantor (leader) of Caspromant, first demonstrated his gift for him on a young rat that had gotten trapped in a rain barrel:


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