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Publisher's Summary

From award-winning author John Crowley comes an exquisite fantasy novel about a man who tells the story of a crow named Dar Oakley and his impossible lives and deaths in the land of Ka.
A Crow alone is no Crow.
Dar Oakley - the first Crow in all of history with a name of his own - was born two thousand years ago. When a man learns his language, Dar finally gets the chance to tell his story. He begins his tale as a young man, and how he went down to the human underworld and got hold of the immortality meant for humans, long before Julius Caesar came into the Celtic lands; how he sailed West to America with the Irish monks searching for the Paradise of the Saints; and how he continuously went down into the land of the dead and returned. Through his adventures in Ka, the realm of Crows, and around the world, he found secrets that could change the humans' entire way of life - and now may be the time to finally reveal them.
©2017 John Crowle (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with Saga Press, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Dennis P Doyle on 11-25-17

Another literary triumph!

John Crowley's newest novel is a welcome return to the fantastic. Originally, I was a bit apprehensive about getting an audio version of this book. Little, Big and The Solitudes can be challenging to listen to in audio format, but Ka is perfect for listening to and performing other tasks, ie cooking or exercising. I highly recommend it and will probably buy the print version anyway. Mr. Crowley's narration is excellent!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Franklin on 04-17-18

Amazing book

I love John Crowley and see him as one of the best writer currently out there. This book only strengthened m admiration for his work. This novel follows the multiple lives that of a crow Dar Oakley as he interacts with various humans over at last many centuries if not longer. Those of you who are familiar with Crowley's works will know that he writes of worlds that combine fantasy and reality in a skillful way that to me, really is more of a look at our world from a very different perspective thus offering insight into the deep issues of human kind. In this work The extraordinarily well developed characters grapple with love, aging, death, the quest for immortality and how humans fit within the natural world.

It sounds very deep, and it is, but it is also very gentle and simple. I recommend this book to all.

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