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Isaura's Gods - Anonymous - Le città invisibili | Invisible Cities - Italo Calvino [Archive of Our Own]
The girl worships the gods of the high places. She is waiting not for rain—the city moves upwards, always upwards, she has known the song-chant since the days her mother crooned it to her in the cradle—but for the absence of rain. The affirmation that the lake is ever in the process of funneling up the chains of heat and sun and evaporative devotion into the arc of sky.

|| Omg. A vignette both pitch-perfect and more human than the book itself--or rather, more carefully, more SPECIFICALLY human. This feels like the world of Marco Polo and Kublai Khan, but extended to three women of Isaura, GOD, I love Invisible Cities and I love this--I had chills the whole time reading it. If you're a fan, I think you'll like it.
fandom:invisiblecities  fandom:calvino  fandom:rare  fandomgroup:yuletide  author:anon  type:characterization  type:voice  type:softly  type:worldbuilding  length:1-5k 
december 2013 by blottingtheink

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