The Last Song of Sirit Byar Summary
Peter S. Beagle

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The Last Song of Sirit Byar Summary

A time-worn woman, about forty-seven years old, big, strong, and, by her own account, ugly, sets herself down at a scribe's table and asks him to write down for her the true account of the death of Sirit Byar, a legendary minstrel who had died thirty years before. The story is told in her own dialect, her earthy commentary creating a distinctive tone that captures the sounds and customs of lands and people who are already being lost in the passage of time.

The Last Song of Sirit Byar provides a journey into a rich, full world in the company of a woman who, in spite of her quarrelsome asides, is an engaging guide.

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