Exhalation (Large Print / Library Binding)

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I almost regret reading this, it was so good.  It was so exceptional, it took a solid week for me to be ready to read anything else.  I just kept picking it back up and re-reading.  I finally had to give it to another bookseller on staff so I could move on.  And now I can't sell it for months.  That's not very fair.  Chiang's stories are the reason I read.  Each one is a perfect cut gem. It's as if by the act of reading, you become light and pass through the gems and feel yourself reflected, refracted, split apart and turned into someone new.  Each story makes your brain all bendy, even the ones that feel like they have existed for hundred of years.  You'll find fantastic tales of time travel, meditations on the true nature of consciousness, even thoughts on parenting.  Elegant without seams, I highly recommend this collection to fans new and old.  

— Kelly

May 2019 Indie Next List


“WOW. My first experience with Ted Chiang absolutely blew me out of the water. Each story left me with wide eyes and a racing mind, running to my husband to read a passage so we could both be knocked over with wonder. Exhalation filled me with so many questions about our collective past, present, and future, I’ll be coming back to this book again and again trying to find the answers.”
— Kasey Kane, Country Bookshelf, Bozeman, MT

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"THE UNIVERSE BEGAN AS AN ENORMOUS BREATH BEING HELD." In these nine stunningly original, provocative, and poignant stories, Ted Chiang tackles some of humanity's oldest questions along with new quandaries only he could imagine. In "The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate," a portal through time forces a fabric seller in ancient Baghdad to grapple with past mistakes and second chances. In "Exhalation," an alien scientist makes a shocking discovery with ramifications that are literally universal. In "Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom," the ability to glimpse into alternate universes necessitates a radically new examination of the concepts of choice and free will. Including stories being published for the first time as well as some of his rare and classic uncollected work, Exhalation is Ted Chiang at his best: profound, sympathetic--revelatory"--



Product Details
ISBN: 9781432871376
ISBN-10: 1432871374
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Publication Date: November 27th, 2019
Pages: 524
Language: English