Bones

Bones

by Pat Murphy
     
 

The Irish Giant � that�s what Londoners called Charlie Bryne, an enormous country lad standing 8 feet tall in his bare feet. He made his fortune by exhibiting himself, but Bryne was far more than a human oddity. He had the magical power of healing, a deep connection to the natural magic of the earth, and the blood of Irish kings in his veins. In 1782, he came to…  See more details below

Overview

The Irish Giant � that�s what Londoners called Charlie Bryne, an enormous country lad standing 8 feet tall in his bare feet. He made his fortune by exhibiting himself, but Bryne was far more than a human oddity. He had the magical power of healing, a deep connection to the natural magic of the earth, and the blood of Irish kings in his veins. In 1782, he came to London with a single goal � to bring the Irish home to the island they had left.

John Hunter was a man of science and insatiable curiosity � a surgeon, a natural philosopher, and a tireless collector of natural oddities. With analysis and dissection, Hunter strove to understand the natural world � and he wanted to add the bones of a giant to his collection.

This novella, winner of the 1990 World Fantasy Award, examines what happens when the quest for scientific knowledge meets ancient natural magic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014767705
Publisher:
Untreed Reads
Publication date:
06/11/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
362,317
File size:
378 KB

Meet the Author

Pat Murphy has won many awards for her thoughtful, literary, science fiction, including the Nebula Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Award, and the Christopher Award. Her favorite color is ultraviolet. Her favorite book is the one she is working on right now.

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