Book Reviews of Searoad: Chronicles of Klatsand

Searoad: Chronicles of Klatsand
Searoad Chronicles of Klatsand
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
ISBN-13: 9780061054006
ISBN-10: 0061054003
Publication Date: 11/1994
Pages: 220
Edition: Reprint
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Eos
Book Type: Paperback
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The only LeGuin book I've read that wasn't science fiction or fantasy. Each chapter is about a different person living in a tiny town on the northwest Pacific U.S. coast. Some chapters are in the first person, some in the third, some set in the present, some in the past. Most seem to be about women supporting their ne-er-do-well husbands, or asserting their independence from more successful husbands, and there's
at least one lesbian couple, and a single retired librarian. There's a man who has coped with mental illness all his life, who seems to be doing all right as long as he doesn't have to interact with anyone.

The chapters are linked by a few interactions between the people in the village, but mainly each chapter is independent, and I get the impression that each one was written separately and only later linked together by putting them all into the same town.

Well-written, as are all her books, but perhaps a little confusing to the reader.