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The Sparrow: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

by Ballantine Books


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  • This strange, ambitious science fiction novel has already won enough attention for its first-time author to make it a
    selection by both the Book of the Month and QPB clubs. Father Emilio Sandoz, a Jesuit linguist, heads a team of
    scientists and explorers on an expedition to the planet Rakhat, where contact has been established with two apparently
    primitive races, the Runa and the Jana'ata. The narrative shifts back and forth between 2016, when contact is first
    made, and 2060, to a Vatican inquest interrogating the maimed and broken Sandoz. A paleoanthropologist, Russell makes
    the descriptions of the inhabitants of Rakhat both convincing and unsettling. Check out Amazon.com's Sparrow feature and
    read an excerpt from the book!

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