Book Reviews of Unquenchable Fire

Unquenchable Fire
Unquenchable Fire
Author: Rachel Pollack
ISBN-13: 9780879514471
ISBN-10: 0879514477
Publication Date: 3/1/1992
Pages: 390
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Overlook Hardcover
Book Type: Hardcover
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It's uncomfortable to be chosen for Great Things. A lot of fantasists admit that, but Pollack's Jennie Mazdan shows us just how uncomfortable it can be. This is suburban fantasy, reminiscent of Philip K. Dick's suburban SF, and the protagonist is a nice suburban middle-class person who, in a recognizable America informed with rational, non-Christian divine powers, copes with supernatural imposition on her life. Perfectly balancing the anchoring familiar mundanities against her brilliant, fascinating Living World---surly bureaucrats at the National Oneiric Registration Agency, tourists photographing the Founder's Urinal shrine in Poughkeepsie---Pollack tells Jennie and Valerie's story of transformation, acceptance and triumph. Potently stocked with archetypes, yet down-to-earth and even funny, this is great fiction and great fantasy.
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Winner of the Arthur C Clarke Award

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It's uncomfortable to be chosen for Great Things. A lot of fantasists admit that, but Pollack's Jennie Mazdan shows us just how uncomfortable it can be. This is suburban fantasy, reminiscent of Philip K. Dick's suburban SF, and the protagonist is a nice suburban middle-class person who, in a recognizable America informed with rational, non-Christian divine powers, copes with supernatural imposition on her life. Perfectly balancing the anchoring familiar mundanities against her brilliant, fascinating Living World---surly bureaucrats at the National Oneiric Registration Agency, tourists photographing the Founder's Urinal shrine in Poughkeepsie---Pollack tells Jennie and Valerie's story of transformation, acceptance and triumph. Potently stocked with archetypes, yet down-to-earth and even funny, this is great fiction and great fantasy.
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Feminist fantasy about a different America where miracles are commonplace, a multitude of Dark and Bright spirits walk the earth, everyone believes in the prophetic power of dreams, and everyone is so complacent that only something as outrageous as a semi-depressed divorcee stuck in a dead-end job getting impregnated by a Bright One can shake things up... Surreal and fun.