One day a rift opens up along the border between Spain and France, and the Iberian peninsula floats off westward across the Atlantic, a great stone raft. But what of the floating population? For the men and women in this story, it's the beginning of a journey of self-discovery.
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"An irresistible blend of shrewd detail and lyrical fantasy... A seductive novel that needs to be savoured" (Helen Dunmore Observer)
"An invitation to one of the richest bodies of work by a living writer" (Amanda Hopkinson New Statesman)
"Jose Saramago's brilliant evocation...is magical realism of a sort that stirs real wonder" (James Park Time Out)
"Saramago's lovely and original questing story, in a lineage of others such as Don Quixote and Kipling's Kim, is a journey of the spirit told as a journey of the feet" (Richard Eder Los Angeles Times)
"Tremendous wit is always apparent in his imaginative conceits, comic digression and verbal and narrative games" (Ian Critchley Sunday Times)
A majestic tale, rich in allegory, wit and philosophy; another masterpiece from the Nobel prize-winning novelist Jose Saramago.
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Book Description Harcourt Brace. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0151851980 FIRST EDITION! Brand New! Never Been Read! 82712. Bookseller Inventory # RZ-2TPD-68DK
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