Book jacket image for Babel by R. F. Kuang

Harper Voyager

9780063021426

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Babel

Babel, R.F. Kuang’s standalone follow-up to her acclaimed Poppy War trilogy, is an unforgiving examination of the cost of power.

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With its hundreds of spires and stone facades, Oxford University looks like a cathedral of knowledge, unassailable and ancient. What dangerous texts might its highest towers and deepest libraries contain? R.F. Kuang's Babel perfectly employs Oxford as a backdrop for the story of a group of eager students in the middle of…

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