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Fiction. In OUR COLONY BEYOND THE CITY OF RUINS, an insomniac will do anything for sleep, crones released from a buried heart take over a town, a woman chooses to live her last days in a cave overlooking the sea, earthquake survivors establish a colony in a remote forest. With unwavering imagination and heart, Janalyn Guo delivers a cast of characters who find their own un ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published November 15th 2018 by Subito Press
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Lianne
Jul 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
These short stories are all astonishing and dreamy. Each one feels so important and powerful, and I know I'll be re-reading this book over and over in the future. The language and imagery is so beautiful, and each of the worlds built are fully realized in such a small space. It's magic.

The only drawback for me is that some of the stories are so dreamlike it was easy for me to set them down after even a paragraph or a page, which is why it took me so long to get through the book. But I do love t
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Jul 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I adore this book and Guo’s writing. One of the best surrealist books there is.
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The magical realism works very well with plants. The first story bloom is the most remarkable one.
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