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FROM THE DUST RETURNED

A FAMILY REMEMBRANCE.

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This edition was published in by Simon & Schuster

204 pages

Ray Bradbury, America's most beloved storyteller, has spent a lifetime carrying readers to exhilarating and dangerous places, from dark street comers in unfamiliar cities and towns to the edge of the universe. Now, in an extraordinary flight of the imagination a half-century in the making, he takes us to a most wondrous destination: into the heart of an Eternal Family.

They have lived for centuries in a house of legend and mystery in upper Illinois -- and they are not like other midwesterners. Rarely encountered in daylight hours, their children are curious and wild; their old ones have survived since before the Sphinx first sank its paws deep in Egyptian sands. And some sleep in beds with lids.

Now the house is being readied in anticipation of the gala homecoming that will gather together the farflung branches of this odd and remarkable family. In the past-midnight stillness can be detected the soft fluttering of Uncle Einars wings. From her realm of sleep, Cecy, the fairest and most special daughter, can feel the approach of many a welcome being -- shapeshifter, telepath, somnambulist, vampire -- as she flies high in the consciousness of bird and bat.

But in the midst of eager anticipation, a sense of doom pervades. For the world is changing. And death, no stranger, will always shadow this most singular family: Father, arisen from the Earth; Mother, who never sleeps but dreams; A Thousand Times Great Grandmére; Grandfather, who keeps the wildness of youth between his ears.

And the boy who, more than anyone, carries the burden of time on his shoulders: Timothy, the sad and different foundling son who must share it all, remember, and tell...and who, alone out of all of them, must one day age and wither and die.

By turns lyrical, wistful, poignant, and chilling, From the Dust Returned is the long-awaited new novel by the peerless Ray Bradbury -- a book that will surely be numbered among his most enduring masterworks.

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2004, E ksmo, Izd-vo Domino
in Russian / Русский язык
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Vom Staub kehrst Du zurück
Jul 31, 2004, Edition Phantasia
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From the Dust Returned
March 2002, Tandem Library
School & Library Binding in English
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De LA Ceniza Volveras
September 2002, Minotauro
Hardcover in Spanish / español
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From the dust returned: a family remembrance
2002, Thorndike Press, Chivers Press
in English
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From the Dust Returned
September 2, 2002, Earthlight
Paperback - New Ed edition
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De la poussière à la chair : Souvenirs d'une famille d'immortels
October 2, 2002, Denoël
Paperback
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From the Dust Returned
September 1, 2002, Avon
in English
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From the Dust Returned: Mixed Prepack
October 2001, William Morrow & Company
Hardcover in English
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FROM THE DUST RETURNED.
2001, Earthlight
Hardcover
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From the Dust Returned: Mixed Prepack
October 2001, William Morrow & Company
in English
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From the Dust Returned: Mixed Prepack
October 2001, William Morrow & Company
Hardcover in English
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From The Dust Returned
October 2, 2001, HarperAudio
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From the Dust Returned
December 2001, Books on Tape
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de Las Cenizas Volveras
November 2001, Emece Editores
Paperback in Spanish / español
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From the dust returned: a family remembrance
2001, William Morrow
in English - 1st ed.
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From the dust returned: a family remembrance
2001, William Morrow
in English - 1st ed.
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FROM THE DUST RETURNED: A FAMILY REMEMBRANCE.
2001, Simon & Schuster
Paperback
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From the Dust Returned: Mixed Prepack
October 2001, William Morrow & Company
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Ray Bradbury, America's most beloved storyteller, has spent a lifetime carrying readers to exhilarating and dangerous places, from dark street comers in unfamiliar cities and towns to the edge of the universe. Now, in an extraordinary flight of the imagination a half-century in the making, he takes us to a most wondrous destination: into the heart of an Eternal Family.

They have lived for centuries in a house of legend and mystery in upper Illinois -- and they are not like other midwesterners. Rarely encountered in daylight hours, their children are curious and wild; their old ones have survived since before the Sphinx first sank its paws deep in Egyptian sands. And some sleep in beds with lids.

Now the house is being readied in anticipation of the gala homecoming that will gather together the farflung branches of this odd and remarkable family. In the past-midnight stillness can be detected the soft fluttering of Uncle Einars wings. From her realm of sleep, Cecy, the fairest and most special daughter, can feel the approach of many a welcome being -- shapeshifter, telepath, somnambulist, vampire -- as she flies high in the consciousness of bird and bat.

But in the midst of eager anticipation, a sense of doom pervades. For the world is changing. And death, no stranger, will always shadow this most singular family: Father, arisen from the Earth; Mother, who never sleeps but dreams; A Thousand Times Great Grandmére; Grandfather, who keeps the wildness of youth between his ears.

And the boy who, more than anyone, carries the burden of time on his shoulders: Timothy, the sad and different foundling son who must share it all, remember, and tell...and who, alone out of all of them, must one day age and wither and die.

By turns lyrical, wistful, poignant, and chilling, From the Dust Returned is the long-awaited new novel by the peerless Ray Bradbury -- a book that will surely be numbered among his most enduring masterworks.

FROM THE DUST RETURNED

A FAMILY REMEMBRANCE.

This edition was published in by Simon & Schuster


First Sentence

"In the attic where the rain touched the roof softly on spring days and where you could feel the mantle of snow outside, a few inches away, on December nights, A Thousand Times Great Grandmere existed."

The Physical Object

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Paperback
Number of pages
204

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Open Library
OL7927206M
Internet Archive
fromdustreturned0000brad_i9m0
ISBN 10
0743221192
ISBN 13
9780743221191
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54444
Goodreads
1111728

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