Shame of Man by Piers Anthony

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Shame of Man

'“Anthony clearly cares about this book and, as in Isle of Women, the first volume in this series, imbues its serious, ambitious text with the frenetic action and joie de vivre for which he is known. Covering several thousand years, Anthony presents sets of similarly named characters in assorted situations and cultures.” —Publishers Weekly“The use of similar names for the protagonists in each tale evokes the universality of the human experience, while the author’s choices of locale—the Orkney Isles of 1500 B.C., the Levantine Coast of 1000 B.C., southern Japan of the third century A.D.—provide a refreshing smorgasbord of cultures. Filled with fascinating anthropological speculation, Anthony’s latest novel showcases both his passionate convictions and his storytelling talent. This deserves a wide readership.” —Library Journal“Anthony weaves strands that stretch across all human time into tales that exemplify the changes wrought by evolution and cultural development. The characters in any one chapter are reincarnated in the next, so that the main character here, originally prehuman Hu, becomes Hue and Hugh and Hu’o and Huu as time and change march on. It’s an interesting device to meld essentially divergent narratives, some of which are really rather static illustrations of imagined history and others conventional well-wrought short stories.” —Booklist '
'“Anthony clearly cares about this book and, as in Isle of Women, the first volume in this series, imbues its serious, ambitious text with the frenetic action and joie de vivre for which he is known. Covering several thousand years, Anthony presents sets of similarly named characters in assorted situations and cultures.” —Publishers Weekly“The use of similar names for the protagonists in each tale evokes the universality of the human experience, while the author’s choices of locale—the Orkney Isles of 1500 B.C., the Levantine Coast of 1000 B.C., southern Japan of the third century A.D.—provide a refreshing smorgasbord of cultures. Filled with fascinating anthropological speculation, Anthony’s latest novel showcases both his passionate convictions and his storytelling talent. This deserves a wide readership.” —Library Journal“Anthony weaves strands that stretch across all human time into tales that exemplify the changes wrought by evolution and cultural development. The characters in any one chapter are reincarnated in the next, so that the main character here, originally prehuman Hu, becomes Hue and Hugh and Hu’o and Huu as time and change march on. It’s an interesting device to meld essentially divergent narratives, some of which are really rather static illustrations of imagined history and others conventional well-wrought short stories.” —Booklist '
Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy ISBN: 9781497658202 Pages: 452