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Recommended Reading: A Small and Remarkable Life by Nick DiChario

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Recommended Reading: A Small and Remarkable Life by Nick DiChario

Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2006

From the catalogue:
The much-anticipated first novel by Hugo and World Fantasy Award nominee Nick DiChario puts a spin on the story of being stranded on an alien planet, cut off from your own people, unsuited to your new environment, and physically different from everyone else. This is what the young alien Tink Puddah must face when his parents are killed on their first day on Earth in the year 1845, and Tink finds himself stranded in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York.

A story of courage, determination, hope, and survival, A Small and Remarkable Life chronicles the journey of two people headed in very different directions: the alien Tink Puddah, a lonely outsider who finds the strength and resources within him to endure the most brutal and unforgiving conditions, and the holy man Jacob Piersol, determined to save Tink's soul, but tortured by his own past and the God who seems unable to console him.

Charming, literate, and thought-provoking, A Small and Remarkable Life is a wonderful debut novel from one of the field's best-loved short-story writers.

About the author:
Nick DiChario's short fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, The Year's Best Science Fiction, The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror and The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century, among others. He has been nominated for a John W. Campbell Award, two Hugo Awards, and a World Fantasy Award. Nick is an independant bookseller (owner of The Write Book and Gift Shop, in Honeoye Falls, New York) and the fiction editor of HazMat Literary Review, a magazine dedicated to publishing politically aware poetry and prose.

Read more about at the Fitzhenry & Whiteside website.