The Dreaming Jewels by Theodore SturgeonThe Dreaming Jewels by Theodore Sturgeon

The Dreaming Jewels

byTheodore Sturgeon

Paperback | October 5, 1999

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Winner of the Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Life Achievement Awards

"One of the masters of modern science fiction."—The Washington Post Book World

Eight-year-old Horty Bluett has never known love. His adoptive parents are violent; his classmates are cruel. So he runs away from home and joins a carnival. Performing alongside the fireaters, snakemen and "little people," Horty is accepted. But he is not safe. For when he loses three fingers in an accident and they grow back, it becomes clear that Horty is not like other boys. And it is a difference some people might want to use.

But his difference risks not only his own life but the lives of the outcasts who provided for him, for so many years, with a place to call home. In The Dreaming Jewels, Theodore Sturgeon renders the multiple wounds of loneliness, fear, and persecution with uncanny precision. Vividly drawn, expertly plotted, The Dreaming Jewels is a Sturgeon masterpiece.

"An intensely written novel and very moving novel of love and retribution."—Washington Star


Theodore Sturgeon died in 1985.
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Title:The Dreaming JewelsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5.21 × 0.49 inPublished:October 5, 1999Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:037570373X

ISBN - 13:9780375703737

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Horty Bluett wants to run away and join the circus. So do many other eight-year-olds, but Horty has legitimate reasons: his adoptive parents are violent and his classmates are cruel. The folk accept him at the carnival, but in reality Horty is far from safe. In The Dreaming Jewels, Horty loses three fingers in an accident -- only to have them grow back. Now the circus organizers want to exploit Horty for his special talent.