“To read this marvellous novel is to embark upon a voyage through the many layers of Western culture… through centuries of dreams and self-doubts.” –BELLES LETTRES
Sex and power are dominant themes in this innovative novel by a major feminist writer, an exile from Uruguay now living in Spain. Her wandering hero refuses to conform to the established order that descends into military terror and machismo. Cover image by Uruguayan artist Joaquin Torres Garcia.
“A glorious mess, baffling and alluring . . . [an] exercise of mind and emotion that can make sense of the universe without reducing its complexity. That’s hard to do, and that’s what she’s done.” —VILLAGE VOICE
“A journey around the world as kaleidoscope, ever changing, inquisitive.” —EL PAIS (Madrid)
“Biting satire . . . worthy of Gulliver’s Travels.” —WOMEN'S REVIEW OF BOOKS