Voices by Ursula K LeGuin weaves magic and duty into the fictional world of Ansul. It’s a city conquered and shackled by regulations where reading and writing are crimes punishable by death. Hidden behind the safety of walls in a once prosperous home, Memer comes to cherish books and must find her own brand of courage – one that will be tested.
For someone raised to be obedient and to find safety in quiet ways, the life of a rebel is not a choice easily made. A visiting poet and his wife shake things up and offer Memer a chance to try on a disguise and see another side of city life.
LeGuin delivers again another wonderful coming of age fantasy.