The Four Profound Weaves (Birdverse)

October 31, 2020
The Four Profound Weaves (Birdverse)

“Thoughtful and deeply moving, The Four Profound Weavesis the anti-authoritarian, queer-mystical fairy tale we need rightnow.”-Annalee Newitz, author of The Future of Another Timeline[STARRED REVIEW] “A beautiful, heartfelt story of change,family, identity, and courage.”-Library JournalWind: To match one's body with one's heartSand: To take the bearer where they wishSong: In praise of the goddess BirdBone: To move unheard in the nightThe Surun' do not speak of the master weaver, Benesret, whocreates the cloth of bone for assassins in the Great Burri Desert.But Uiziya now seeks her aunt Benesret in order to learn the finalweave, although the price for knowledge may be far too dear topay.Among the Khana, women travel in caravans to trade, while menremain in the inner quarter as scholars. A nameless man strugglesto embody Khana masculinity, after many years of performing thelife of a woman, trader, wife, and grandmother.As the past catches up to the nameless man, he must choosebetween the life he dreamed of and Uiziya, and Uiziya must discoverhow to challenge a tyrant, and weave from deaths that matter.Set in R. B. Lemberg's beloved Birdverse, The Four ProfoundWeaves hearkens to Ursula Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness.In this breathtaking debut, Lemberg offers a timeless chronicle ofclaiming one's identity in a hostile world.