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The Left Hand of Darkness

The Left Hand of Darkness


by Ursula K. Le Guin

Therem Harth re ir Estraven Timeline and Summary

  • Estraven gets Ai an audience with King Argaven. Then he's promptly exiled.
  • He goes to Orgoreyn, because where else is he going to go?
  • Working his way through the Orgoreyn ranks, he learns Ai is there trying to complete his mission.
  • Estraven decides to help the Earthman out again. It works about as well as last time.
  • When he learns Ai has been taken to the Volunteer Farm, Estraven stages a daring rescue.
  • Together, he and Ai trek their way across the barren and dangerous wilderness of the Ice.
  • Back in Karhide, he asks his friend Thessicher to hide him.
  • Nope. Thessicher betrays him.
  • Estraven tries to gun-it and run-it back to Orgoreyn but is shot and killed at the border.