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Stories of Fire and Ice

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On Sale: December 18, 2007
Pages: 240 | ISBN: 978-0-307-42573-7
Published by : Vintage Knopf
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From the booker Prize-winning author of Possession comes this richly imaginitive story collection that transports the reader to a world where opposites--passion and loneliness, betrayal and loyalty, fire and ice--clash and converge.

A beautiful ice maiden risks her life when she falls in love with a desert prince, whose passionate touches scorch her delicate skin. A woman flees the scene of her husband's heart attack, leaving her entire past behind her. Striving to master color and line, a painter discovers the resolution to his artisitc problems when a beautiful and magical water snake appears in his pool. And a wealthy Englishwoman gradually loses her identity while wandering through a shopping mall. Elegantly crafter and suffused with boundless wisdom, these bewitching tales are a testament to a writer at the hieght of her powers.
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A.S. Byatt is internationally acclaimed as a novelist, short-story writer and critic. Her books include Possession and the quartet of The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, Babel Tower and A Whistling Woman. She was appointed Dame of the British Empire in 1999.
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"Fired by a fierce intelligence and related in shimmering prose.  This eclectic little volume should delight A. S. Byatt's devoted readers and attract many new ones."  -The New York Times

"A stunning display.... Elementals combines finely wrought stories with imagery as sparkling as jewels.  It is a work that should not be missed."  -The Denver Post

"A wonderful book-complex, amusing, clever, and thought-provoking--a reader's dream."  -The Plain Dealer

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