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In an Absent Dream av Seanan McGuire
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In an Absent Dream (utgåvan 2019)

av Seanan McGuire

Serier: Wayward Children (4)

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"Tells the origin story of Lundy, a very serious young girl who would rather study and dream than become a respectable housewife and live up to the expectations of the world around her. As well she should. When she finds a doorway to a world founded on logic and reason, riddles and lies, she thinks she's found her paradise. Alas, everything costs at the goblin market, and when her time there is drawing to a close, she makes the kind of bargain that never plays out well. For anyone"--… (mer)
Medlem:Amberfly
Titel:In an Absent Dream
Författare:Seanan McGuire
Info:New York : Tor.com, 2019.
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In my quest to read books that feature LGBTQIA characters, the Wayward Children series came to my attention. [A/N: It's a Hugo and Nebula Award-winning series so it's not as if I accidentally stumbled across it.] Not all of the novellas in this series feature LGBTQIA characters but they do explore gender identity and nonconformity in general. Fantasy and sci-fi have historically been used as a vehicle to explore these ideas and McGuire does it with particular skill especially considering these books are all novella length. (I truly marvel at how much she packs into such small books without it seeming rushed or awkward.) After reading the first in the series, Every Heart a Doorway, I bought the rest of the set and have taken my time to really savor her writing. The 4th book in the series, In An Absent Dream, follows Lundy who travels to the world of the Goblin Market where everything is ruled by logic and reason. Back in the "real" world, Lundy is known as Katherine and up until the point she walks through her magical doorway she is a solitary figure who flies below the notice of most people. But her time in the Goblin Market changes her and the way that others (especially her family) perceives her. One of the themes that McGuire explores through her books is the feeling of 'otherness' that most kids experience at one time or another but she uses the framework of fantasy to illustrate this point beautifully. (I'd love to tell you how she does it in this book but it's a major part of the storyline and ya'll know I don't abide by spoilers.) Suffice to say, this book and the series in general is a delightful way to spend an afternoon (or several). 10/10 ( )
  AliceaP | Jun 22, 2021 |
In an Absent Dream
(Wayward Children #4)
by Seanan McGuire

This goes back to one of the characters in book one. This is her life. This is my favorite book of the series so far! Lundy is lonely and loves to read and not play with dolls to train to be the perfect wife and mother. She finds a tree with a door that leads to a goblin world.

A world where bargains are based on fair value agreed on by both sides. Punishment for not following up on your bargain is determined by the world. Turning into a bird slowly.
There's a door open to come back and forth between
worlds. She had to decide by the age of 18 to stay on one side or the other. The ending was...WOW! ( )
  MontzaleeW | May 5, 2021 |
This is a sad entry in this series, but it made for a satisfying read. ( )
  duchessjlh | Apr 21, 2021 |
This book was so surprising! I was hung up on it, on every word, waiting for the following, to know what happens next, what will be her choice and honestly, I was not ready for this book, for the whole series! This morning I found out that book 6 comes out Jan. 2021! I cannot wait ( )
  iamcmims | Apr 4, 2021 |
Of all the stories so far in this series I appreciate Lundy's character the most, I don't know why, but something about the slightly withdrawn bookish but still active and imaginative person appeals to me.

The rest of the novella is much as the previous ones, alternating between Lundy's home life, which is far from disfunctional but sufficient for the appeal of a doorway, and her time in the alternate world. This is a proto-typical Goblin Market, not run by goblins but any being who appreciates bargaining. The magic of market enforces Fair Value, a nebulous term but based on capacity and earnestness. Those who shirk their deals gain debts to the Market - normally gradual transformation into a bird. It's not clear what value the Market gets from the new creatures. Lundy is curious, although even answers have a price, but friendship has it's own rewards without debt.

Charming, sad, and altogether wonderful. ( )
  reading_fox | Jan 8, 2021 |
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Come buy, come buy:
Our grapes fresh from the vine,
Pomegranates full and fine,
Dates and sharp bullaces,
Rare pears and greengages,
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1964: In a house, on a street, in a town ordinary enough in every aspect to cross over its own roots and becoming remarkable, there lived a girl named Katherine Victoria Lundy.
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"Tells the origin story of Lundy, a very serious young girl who would rather study and dream than become a respectable housewife and live up to the expectations of the world around her. As well she should. When she finds a doorway to a world founded on logic and reason, riddles and lies, she thinks she's found her paradise. Alas, everything costs at the goblin market, and when her time there is drawing to a close, she makes the kind of bargain that never plays out well. For anyone"--

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