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In Calabria
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"Beagle's unicorns have never been more bewitching, impossible, and genuine. I cherished every page."
—Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and After Alice

From the acclaimed author of The Last Unicorn comes a new, exquisitely-told fable for the modern age.
Claudio Bianchi has lived alone for many years on a hillside in Southern Italy's scenic Calabria. Set in his ways and suspicious of outsiders, Claudio has always resisted change, preferring farming and writing poetry. But one chilly morning, as though from a dream, an impossible visitor appears at the farm. When Claudio comes to her aid, an act of kindness throws his world into chaos. Suddenly he must stave off inquisitive onlookers, invasive media, and even more sinister influences.
Lyrical, gripping, and wise, In Calabria confirms Peter S. Beagle's continuing legacy as one of fantasy's most legendary authors.

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—Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and After Alice

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Claudio Bianchi has lived alone for many years on a hillside in Southern Italy's scenic Calabria. Set in his ways and suspicious of outsiders, Claudio has always resisted change, preferring farming and writing poetry. But one chilly morning, as though from a dream, an impossible visitor appears at the farm. When Claudio comes to her aid, an act of kindness throws his world into chaos. Suddenly he must stave off inquisitive onlookers, invasive media, and even more sinister influences.
Lyrical, gripping, and wise, In Calabria confirms Peter S. Beagle's continuing legacy as one of fantasy's most legendary authors.

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"Beagle's unicorns have never been more bewitching, impossible, and genuine. I cherished every page."
—Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and After Alice

From the acclaimed author of The Last Unicorn comes a new, exquisitely-told fable for the modern age.
Claudio Bianchi has lived alone for many years on a hillside in Southern Italy's scenic Calabria. Set in his ways and suspicious of outsiders, Claudio has always resisted change, preferring farming and writing poetry. But one chilly morning, as though from a dream, an impossible visitor appears at the farm. When Claudio comes to her aid, an act of kindness throws his world into chaos. Suddenly he must stave off inquisitive onlookers, invasive media, and even more sinister influences.
Lyrical, gripping, and wise, In Calabria confirms Peter S. Beagle's continuing legacy as one of fantasy's most legendary authors.

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      • source: Publishers Weekly
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        "A novella about love in a world of hardship, loss, magic, and recovery. Beagle's unicorns have never been more bewitching, impossible, and genuine. I cherished every page."

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      • source: Seattle Review of Books
      • content: "At his best, [Beagle] combines earthy practicality with delight and bewildered joy, and his work usually nestles folklore and modern concerns side-by-side. In Calabria upholds that pattern."
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      • source: Kurt Busiek, author of Astro City and The Avengers
      • content: "Peter S. Beagle's story of an Italian farmer encountering a gravid unicorn, is reminiscent of his 1968 masterpiece THE LAST UNICORN. But the new book emphasizes the interior transformations caused by this mythical animal. A simultaneous affair between 50-ish widower Claudio Bianchi and a fierce motorcyclist young enough to be his daughter reads alternately as metaphor for the irrationality and vulnerability of love and as simple wish fulfillment. The unicorn colt's sire, black and furious, appears near the book's end as counterbalance to the dam's white beauty, a compelling vision of the positive masculine principle lacking in Beagle's early work."
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      • source: Laurie R. King, author of the Mary Russell series and The Beekeeper's Apprentice
      • content: "Peter S. Beagle is a master of the magical, but also of the little details of day to day existence that root his characters in the soil, sweat and everyday breezes of their worlds, and make the magical all the more magical when it touches them. It's deep and powerful magic that stirs things to life in the gentle fable of In Calabria, but what it stirs--greed, peril, beauty, grief, love, publicity, sorrow, poetry and more--are very much matters of the human heart. Beagle once again explores the magic within us and the magic around us, and does it in unmatched style."
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      • source: Bruce Coville, author of The Unicorn Chronicles
      • content: "Peter Beagle weaves his trademark magic deep in the Italian countryside, using threads of the everyday and the fantastical: poetry and pigs, Mafia bosses and terrible beauty, love and rage, the sacred born of the profane. In Calabria holds the power to transform, like the touch of the unicorn at its heart."
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      • source: SciFiNow
      • content: "What a wondrous gift it is to have a new unicorn story from Peter S. Beagle! In Calabria is both elegant and earthy, with a slow build of wonder, and then tension, and then growing dread that propels the reader inexorably toward the miraculous conclusion. Once again Peter Beagle demonstrates why he is one of the greatest fantasy writers of all time!"
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      • source: So Many Books, So Little Time
      • content: "A lyrical modern fairy tale, In Calabria is a lovely tale of finding magic in our world and the importance of protecting it while we have it. It's the hopeful kind of story we all need right now."
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      • source: Starburst
      • content: "In Calabria is a gorgeous story shaped with elegant prose and stunning imagery . . . It is a unicorn story. It is a coming of age story. It is a story of forgiveness and a story of love. In Calabria will speak to each and every reader that ventures through its pages."
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      • source: Read Well
      • content: "Beauty, imagination, poetry and magic . . . Beagle has that rare gift...
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        Starred review from December 5, 2016
        Acclaimed fantasist Beagle (Summerlong) sets this charming, lyrical tale of unicorns and love on a poor little hillside farm in the toe of boot-shaped Italy, where 47-year-old Claudio Bianchi scratches out a meager existence for himself, old dog Garibaldi, goat Cherubino, three cows, a pig, and three cats. Claudio writes poetry, too, and one day a golden-white unicorn appears to him as a gentle reminder of the freedom animals and humans have lost. The unicorn becomes the one miracle of Claudio’s life—and the ultimate tourist attraction. He protects her as best he can from hordes of reporters, television crews and helicopters, animal rights activists, yearning yokels, and even the Calabrian ’Ndràngheta mob. After Claudio helps the unicorn deliver her colt, his heart, frozen by an earlier tragedy, warms to Giovanna, the intrepid 20-ish sister of the postman. Neatly playing the strictures of Claudio’s simple rural life against the shimmering wildness of the unicorn, Beagle’s kindly fable shows how a man who seems to have nothing can really have everything—with just a touch of magic.

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        January 1, 2017
        This is a pleasant snack of a story about an Italian farmer who encounters a unicorn that changes his life for the better. Curmudgeonly Claudio Bianchi lives alone on a remote, wind-swept farm in southern Italy, and he wants to keep it that way, thank you very much. The magical universe has other plans for him, as he discovers a mysterious and pregnant unicorn serenely grazing on his land. Day by day, Claudio comes out of his shell and finds his inner poet with a fledgling ability to love again. This is a story more about redemption and healing than about unicorns, but its soft and subtle phrasing is a pleasing and pastoral look at the power of forgiveness. The unicorns are as otherworldly and majestic as one would hope, and the touches of magic are like wisps of a song you can't quite remembera little bit frustrating not to have more supernatural elements, but yet it stays tantalizing to the end. Beagle's many fans will be pleased.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2017, American Library Association.)

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