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Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice (Vintage International) Paperback – 1 Jul 2000

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage (1 July 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375705759
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375705755
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 1.3 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,975,663 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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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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