- Published: New York : Ballantine Books, c2011.
- Year Published: 2011
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: 345 p.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Human-alien encounters -- Fiction.
- Life on other planets -- Fiction.
- Space warfare -- Fiction.
- Loyalty -- Fiction.
- Science fiction.
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Call number: Science Fiction
Available Copies: Malletts Adult, Pittsfield Adult, West Adult
Avice Benner Cho, a human colonist on a distant planet populated by the Ariekei, sentient beings famed for their unique language, returns to Embassytown after many years of deep space exploration to find she has become a living simile in the Ariekei language even though she cannot speak it, and she is torn by competing loyalties when hostilities erupt between humans and aliens.
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