Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

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Thirteen-year-old Anna, an orphan, lives inside the formidable walls of Constantinople in a house of women who make their living embroidering the robes of priests. Restless, insatiably curious, Anna learns to read, and in this ancient city, famous for its libraries, she finds a book, the story of Aethon, who longs to be turned into a bird so that he can fly to a utopian paradise in the sky. This she reads to her ailing sister as the walls of the only place she has known are bombarded in the great siege of Constantinople. Outside the walls is Omeir, a village boy, miles from home, conscripted with his beloved oxen into the invading army. His path and Anna’s will cross.

Five hundred years later, in a library in Idaho, octogenarian Zeno, who learned Greek as a prisoner of war, rehearses five children in a play adaptation of Aethon’s story, preserved against all odds through centuries. Tucked among the library shelves is a bomb, planted by a troubled, idealistic teenager, Seymour. This is another siege. And in a not-so-distant future, on the interstellar ship Argos, Konstance is alone in a vault, copying on scraps of sacking the story of Aethon, told to her by her father. She has never set foot on our planet.

  • File Name:cloud-cuckoo-land-by-anthony-doerr.epub
  • Original Title:Cloud Cuckoo Land
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  • Language:EN-US
  • Identifier:9781982168452
  • Publisher:Scribner
  • Date:2021-09-28
  • File Size:4.980 MB

Table of Content

  • 1. Cover
  • 2. Title Page
  • 3. Dedication
  • 4. Epigraph
  • 5. Prologue
    • The Argos
  • 6. Chapter One
    • The Lakeport Public Library
  • 7. Chapter Two
    • Constantinople
    • A Woodcutters’ Village in the Rhodope Mountains of Bulgaria
  • 8. Chapter Three
    • Lakeport, Idaho
    • Lakeport, Idaho
  • 9. Chapter Four
    • The Argos
  • 10. Chapter Five
    • The Lakeport Public Library
  • 11. Chapter Six
    • Constantinople
    • The Road to Edirne
  • 12. Chapter Seven
    • Korea
    • Lakeport, Idaho
    • The Argos
  • 13. Chapter Eight
    • The Road to Constantinople
    • Constantinople
  • 14. Chapter Nine
    • Korea
    • Lakeport, Idaho
    • The Argos
  • 15. Chapter Ten
    • The Lakeport Public Library
  • 16. Chapter Eleven
    • Constantinople
  • 17. Chapter Twelve
    • The Argos
    • Lakeport, Idaho
    • Lakeport, Idaho
    • The Argos
  • 18. Chapter Thirteen
    • Constantinople
  • 19. Chapter Fourteen
    • The Argos
    • London
    • Lakeport, Idaho
    • The Argos
  • 20. Chapter Fifteen
    • The Lakeport Public Library
  • 21. Chapter Sixteen
    • Four Miles West of Constantinople
  • 22. Chapter Seventeen
    • Lakeport, Idaho
    • The Argos
    • Lakeport, Idaho
  • 23. Chapter Eighteen
    • The Argos
    • Lakeport, Idaho
    • The Argos
  • 24. Chapter Nineteen
    • Lakeport, Idaho
    • Zeno
  • 25. Chapter Twenty
    • Eight Miles West of Constantinople
  • 26. Chapter Twenty-One
    • The Lakeport Public Library
    • The Argos
  • 27. Chapter Twenty-Two
    • Idaho State Correctional Institution
  • 28. Chapter Twenty-Three
    • Nine Miles From a Woodcutters’ Village in the Rhodope Mountains of Bulgaria
    • That Same Ravine
  • 29. Chapter Twenty-Four
    • Boise, Idaho
    • The Argos
  • 30. Epilogue
    • The Lakeport Public Library
    • Qaanaaq
  • 31. Author’s Note
  • 32. Acknowledgments
  • 33. Reading Group Guide
  • 34. About the Author
  • 35. Copyright

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