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  A Fable for the Millenium

by Deborah Grabien
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In a time soon to come, only the children, the birds, and the animals are left to enjoy earth's beauty. Five adults - an artist, a nymph, a wanderer, a pregnant woman, and a savior have also been spared from the plague that has swept everyone else away.

Only the creatures understand, in part, the purpose that requires these five to come together in a special place at a special time. Gad the cat, Simon the ram, and the four ravens - Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John - are charged with the heavy responsibility of making sure that all goes according to plan.

And deep in a quiet pool in the green and pleasant countryside, Old Trout, who knows almost everything about the great mystery that is unfolding, anxiously awaits the arrival of the child…

Plus One Press is delighted to re-release Deborah Grabien's classic Plainsong in this new edition, now with a foreward by Peter S. Beagle.

"A witty, beautifully written, and essentially post-Christian "Fable for the Millennium." Seek it out."
-Locus, 1991

"Grabien weaves Christian, Greek and Hindu myth into an alternative vision of life and a remarkable understanding of faith."
-Publishers Weekly, 1990

"A delightful and gripping tale."
-San Francisco Chronicle, 1990

"What an utterly enchanting book Plainsong is - a crafty fable that ensnares your imagination, then, as neatly as any fairy spell, lures you irretrievably into the tale."
-Jacksonville Times-Union, 1990

"A charming fantasy, simply yet humorously evoked."
-Kirkus Reviews, 1990

"A deceptively simple but haunting tale that interweaves mythology with the religions of the world."

"One is reminded, while savoring Deborah Grabien's Plainsong, of C.S. Lewis' Narnia stories, and of the spiritually landscaped tales of Madeleine L'Engle. Ms. Grabien enters their company effortlessly and with grace. This is a lovely and thought-inspiring book. One hopes that it will be received in the right spirit by theologians, and appreciated by all readers, for the act of imagination that it is."
-Ralph Blum, author of The Book of Rune Cards

"Write more, lady. It's been a long time between fresh breaths."
-Roger Zelazny, 1990

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    Plus One Press
    August, 2016
    5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 234 pages

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      ISBN-10: 0-9860085-2-4
      ISBN-13: 978-0-9860085-2-8
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    Hardcover Edition
      ISBN-10: 0-9977453-0-4
      ISBN-13: 978-0-9977453-0-6
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