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Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr | John Crowley
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From award-winning author John Crowley comes an exquisite fantasy novel about a man who tells the story of a crow named Dar Oakley and his impossible lives and deaths in the land of Ka. A Crow alone is no Crow. Dar Oakleythe first Crow in all of history with a name of his ownwas born two thousand years ago. When a man learns his language, Dar finally gets the chance to tell his story. He begins his tale as a young man, and how he went down to the human underworld and got hold of the immortality meant for humans, long before Julius Caesar came into the Celtic lands; how he sailed West to America with the Irish monks searching for the Paradise of the Saints; and how he continuously went down into the land of the dead and returned. Through his adventures in Ka, the realm of Crows, and around the world, he found secrets that could change the humans entire way of lifeand now may be the time to finally reveal them.
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erank58
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This year hasn't been the best for me so far, and its showing in my reading/writing habits--or lack of those habits lately. But when all else seems to fail, I can turn to my books for comfort 👍😊

Here are my #top6reads so far for 2019. A review for the tagged still to come--one of the most beautiful pieces of literature I've ever held in my hands 💙 Thanks @Cinfhen for the idea!

Megabooks This is up for me soon! Miracle Creek, too. 4mo
irre I loved this one too 4mo
Centique My reading/writing habits have taken a hit this year too! Hope it all improves 🤞💕 4mo
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Cinfhen A few people have chosen The Far Field, it‘s on my TBR and I really loved Miracle Creek (edited) 4mo
erank58 @Megabooks @Cinfhen Mirscle Creek almost made mine, too! 4mo
erank58 @irre I was surprised how much I loved it, so heartbreaking! 4mo
erank58 @Centique ❤🤞 4mo
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Tonton
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Fabulous magic realism/fantasy about an immortal crow and the lessons he has for humankind. Have loved Crowley from Engine Summer and Little, Big. He can do no wrong!

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KimM
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Dar Oakley is a crow and this is the story of his life. You could call it fantasy but it's a world you're familiar with. You could call it magical realism and you'd be right but mixed in are real details about the nature and habits of crows. It's actually a story about life and death and life after death and sometimes no death at all. The Audible was brilliantly narrated by the author. I loved this book. 4.5 ⭐️s

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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If you told me that master fantasist John Crowley had written a book about Keynesian economic theory or Germanic agriculture in the 1600s and it had a cover this cool I would probably buy it.

Luckily this book is about the life on an immortal crow named Dar Oakley so it was absolutely worth preordering on sight. #bookmail

Libby1 Gorgeous. 2y
JazzFeathers I totally agree with you! 2y
KimM Listening to Crowley read the Audible. Highly reccomend! 2y
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