By Sofia Samatar
Jevick, the pepper merchant’s son, has been raised on tales of Olondria, land the place books are as universal as they're infrequent in his home—but which his mom calls the Ghost nation. while his father dies and Jevick takes his position at the each year promoting journey to Olondria, Jevick’s lifestyles is as as regards to excellent as he can think. simply as he revels in Olondria’s Rabelaisian dinner party of Birds, he's pulled tremendously astray and turns into haunted by way of the ghost of an illiterate younger girl.
In desperation, Jevick seeks the help of Olondrian clergymen and quick turns into a pawn within the fight among the empire’s strongest cults. at the same time the rustic simmers at the cusp of warfare, he needs to face his ghost and examine her tale ahead of he has any likelihood of releasing himself by means of atmosphere her unfastened: a tribulation that demanding situations his realizing of artwork and existence, domestic and exile, and the boundaries of that the majority seductive of necromancies, reading.
A Stranger in Olondria is a wealthy, immersive delusion that circles round and clear of and again to the transportation of studying and the way rules could be carried faraway from their origins in anything as simple as a publication.
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Fig. 3. Nilotic and Levant margins. I, coastal and lacustrine plain (arrow: retreating coast line); 2, continental shelf (SB: shelfbreak); 3, escarpment; 4, marginal plateau (a) and seamount (b); 5, submarine canyon and sea valley; 6, continental rise and deepsea fan (a); 7, erosional moat; 8, basin plain; 10, halokinetic features, dome (a) and low diapir (b); 11, Levant Platform; 14, subduction trench; 16, submarine passage; 17, fracture, fault (a), shear zone (b), buried structure (c); 18, spreading axis (Red Sea).
The most striking characteristic of this sector is the subangular arrangement (northwest-southeast and southwest-northeast) imposed by frontal (westward) and oblique (eastward) subduction. The mounts and ridges are buttelike uplifted features (examples: Matapan and Strabo mounts, respectively 2496 and 711 m) of different size and shape. They may represent outward overturned folds, probably modified by halokinesis. Trenches are deep (to 5 km), irregularly shaped depressions. Their structural and sedimentary discontinuity is attributed to partial blocking by island flanks.
Chart of the Quaternary prodelta of the Var River (Provence), kindly provided by Decca-Survey France. Location shown in Figs. 7. The block-diagram has been computer generated from a digital data bank. The original contour map (at a scale of 1 : 10,000) was prepared from a dense bathymetric line survey (50 m apart), using a narrow beam (6°) echosounder. The chart depicts the narrow deltaic shelf, deep and intense dissection by a radial ravine system, fiat bottom of the Var Canyon (on the left of the diagram) contrasting with the sharp and crenulate crests, and the near-continuity between the subaerial and submerged segments of the Var Valley.