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The Great Wheel by Ian R. MacLeod

The Great Wheel

by Ian R. MacLeod

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Unabridged Edition
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14 Hrs. 12 Min.


Locus Winner for Best First Novel.

In a wretched third world of the future, a young priest from England pursues the mystery of a disease. Although Father John has lost his faith, he does his best to administer prayers and medicine to the people of a Borderer town in what long ago was Northern Africa. He wonders why so many in the Endless City are dying of bludrut - myeloid leukemia - and begins to suspect that the reason is the koiyl leaf, which the people chew as an opiate.

Investigating, John encounters poverty and politics. He travels to a far valley of radioactive death, his guide a witch-woman. And as he questions a Europe grown too perfect and falls in love with a Borderer, he is visited, constantly, disturbingly, by childhood memories of harvest fairs at Hemhill and a wonderful older brother.

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