Left Hand of Darkness

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Left Hand of Darkness

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Author :   Ursula K LeGuin
Publisher :   Gollancz
Published :   13/04/2017
ISBN :   9781473221628
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   xvii, 304
Size (mm) :   196x128x26
Weight (g) :   238

Genly Ai is an ethnologist observing the people of the planet Gethen, a world perpetually in winter. The people there are androgynous, normally neuter, but they can become male ot female at the peak of their sexual cycle. They seem to Genly Ai alien,... Read more

Genly Ai is an ethnologist observing the people of the planet Gethen, a world perpetually in winter. The people there are androgynous, normally neuter, but they can become male ot female at the peak of their sexual cycle. They seem to Genly Ai alien, unsophisticated and confusing. But he is drawn into the complex politics of the planet and, during a long, tortuous journey across the ice with a politician who has fallen from favour and has been outcast, he loses his professional detachment and reaches a painful understanding of the true nature of Gethenians and, in a moving and memorable sequence, even finds love...