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Deep in Provence, a century ago, four stone houses perch on a hillside. Wildness presses in from all sides. Beyond a patchwork of fields, a mass of green threatens to overwhelm the village. The animal world--a miming cat, a malevolent boar--displays a mind of its own. The four houses have a dozen residents--and then there is Gagou, a mute drifter. Janet, the eldest of the men, is bedridden; he feels snakes writhing in his fingers and speaks in tongues. Even so, all is well until the village fountain suddenly stops running. From this point on, humans and the natural world are locked in a life-and-death struggle. All the elements--fire, water, earth, and air--come into play.
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781590179185
Branch Call Number: GIONO
Characteristics: xix, 115 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Eprile, Paul
Abram, David 1957-

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