"Elegant, cosmopolitan, inventive, ambitious, and disquieting; his writing is, paradoxically, sensual and economical."--"Boston Review"
"Triumphs of nuance and suggestion."--"Chicago Tribune"
In this superbly imaginative collection of quasi-stories by the award-winning author of "Indian Nocturne," the reader meets a flying creature of ambiguous species in a priest's vegetable garden, and a revolutionary who is told her incredible future by Mademoiselle Lenormand, a fortune teller from the shadow world.
Antonio Tabucchi was born in Pisa, Italy, in 1943. His works have been translated into over forty languages and have won prestigious prizes including the Aristeion, the Hans-Erich-Nossak-Preis, the Osterreichischer Staatspreis, and the Prix Medicis etranger.