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- The Iguana (clothbound)
The Iguana (clothbound)
Clothbound, sewn, jacketed, 198 pages, 5.5 x 8.5", 1987, 0-914232-87-8
Translated by Henry Martin
In this magical novel a count from Milan stumbles upon a desolate community of lost noblemen on an uncharted island off the coast of Portugal. When he discovers, to his astonishment, that their ill-treated servant is in fact a maiden iguana, and then proceeds to fall in love with her, the reader is given a fantastic tale of tragic love and delusion that ranks among the most affecting in contemporary literature.
“The reptilian servant is only the first in a series of fantastic touches that transform the narrative into a satiric fable dense with the echoes of Shakespeare’s ‘Tempest’ and Kafka’s ‘Metamorphosis.’ . . . The Iguana is a superb performance.”—New York Times Book Review