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From the Dust Returned chronicles a community of eternal beings: a mummified matriarch who speaks in dust; a sleeping daughter who lives through the eyes and ears of the creatures she visits in her dreams; an uncle with wings like sea-green sails. And there is also the mortal child Timothy, the foundling son who yearns to be like those he loves: to fly, to sleep in daytime, and to live forever. Instead, his task is to witness the family's struggle with the startling possibility of its own end.
Bradbury is deservedly recognized as a master of lyricism and delicate mood. In this novel he weaves together individuals' stories and the overarching family crisis into a softly whispered, seductive tale of longing and loss, death and life in the shadowy places. --Roz Genessee --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I love Bradbury....and From the Dust Returned is haunting, creepy, and strange even for this author. No spoilers here I promise. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Susan Trudell
this was a book that I found never really had a conclusion. When I finished it I found myself confused.Published 6 months ago by Kate
In upper Illinois there stands a house, a house not built by human hands. And in this house there dwells a family unlike any other, a family of the undead. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kurt A. Johnson
A fairly customary theme: a strange child in a very ordinary family, feeling like an outcast. The Bradbury twist: a normal child in an extra-ordinary family, knowing he's loved but... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Sarah Case
Charming, a brief trip alongside a mysterious yet lovable family. Probably not Bradbury's best, since there is so much excelent material, but a good read.Published 12 months ago by Yonatan Ivan Rivera Aragon
As expected Ray Bradbury spins tales that seem more poetry than constructed story. He has a way of using words that paint an image
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Excellent story w/great characters similar to Charles Addams' "Addams Family". In this case, the family is having a reunion to end
all reunions. Read more
I was pleased with this book. I bought it as a birthday present for my husband, as he is in to reading Ray Bradbury books.Published 15 months ago by Mrs. Lynda Monday
Did I just read this in two days? Why yes, yes I did. I confess, the first time I read this, I just didn't "get" Bradbury's novel-in-stories style. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Kevin Lucia