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It was an ordinary life for a young boy: living alone with his parents in a vast, beautiful, but empty world, reading fairy tales about another world where huge numbers of people fought and loved under a capricious moon. August was taught from an early age that things would someday change, and he would have to leave home on a great adventure. But August’s gr
Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Published August 9th 2017 by Placeholder Press
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L.a. Kornell
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading "Purlieu". The story never goes where you expect and it's full of fascinating new landscapes. The author has written a number of other books and his experience shows in his genius use of tiny details to create the big picture as his main character, August, travels an unnamed planet to find his parents. August goes through all kinds of adventures as he fights his way through challenge after challenge and learns to survive. He meets some very strange beings in an often hos ...more
Colin Hardy
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
A boy who can fly in a world he can never quite understand. This is an unusual read that is a quest for something that is always just out of reach. The writing style is one that is well-structured and easy to read. Of the characters involved only the lead role seems to be human, all others the reader is left to make up their own mind. This forces the reader to take the characters at face value as perceived by the main character. An unusual approach but one that is successful in that the reader i ...more
J.D. DeHart
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A fun and adventurous ride of a novel. I enjoyed Purlieu and all it had to offer. Author Michael Capobianco creates a world of fantasy for readers, and I stayed up late to finish this one.

This is a book that would work as a reading experience for young adults, as well as older audience. Recommended for science fiction fans.
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Easy read, with some big questions which stay dangling after I turned the last page. Can we really all be a hero, but plodding along looking for answers?
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Michael Capobianco has published two solo science fiction novels, Purlieu (Placeholder Press) and Burster (Bantam). He is co-author, with William Barton, of the controversial hardcore sf books Iris (Doubleday, Avon Eos), Alpha Centauri (Avon), and the critically acclaimed alternate history Fellow Traveler (Bantam), as well as several magazine articles on planetology and the exploration of the sola ...more

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