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By Antonio Tabucchi

"An relaxing, well-crafted little book."―The entire Review

Translated from the Italian, this winner of the Prix Medicis Etranger for 1987 is an enigmatic novel set in sleek India. Roux, the narrator, is in pursuit of a mysterious good friend named Xavier. His seek, which develops right into a quest, takes him from city to city around the subcontinent.

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I informed him my identify too prior to atmosphere off. The gate was once just a second away past a hedge of jasmin. It used to be open. while I became to seem again at him he spoke back. “If i locate him, may still I say anything? ” “No thanks,” I stated, “don’t say whatever. ” He raised his hairpiece as though it have been a hat and made a moderate bow. I went out into the road. It used to be getting gentle and the folk at the pavements have been waking up. a few have been rolling up the mats they slept on at evening. the road was once filled with crows hopping round the cow dung. close to the stairs on the front used to be a beat-up previous taxi, the motive force asleep along with his face opposed to the facet window. “The Taj Mahal,” I stated, stepping into. III the one population of Bombay who take no realize of the “right of admission” laws in strength on the Taj Mahal are the crows. They drop slowly onto the terrace of the Inter-Continental, laze at the magnate home windows of the older development, perch amid the branches of the mango bushes within the backyard, and hop at the ideal carpet of garden that surrounds the swimming pool. they might move and drink from the pool itself or peck on the orange peel on your martini, have been it no longer for a really effective servant in livery who chases them off with a cricket bat, as if in a few absurd fit orchestrated by way of a fantastic movie director. you should be cautious of the crows, they've got very soiled beaks. The Bombay city council has needed to organize for the large reservoirs that feed the city’s aqueduct to be lined over, simply because greater than as soon as the crows, who themselves organize for the re-introduction into the “life cycle” of the corpses the Parsees lay out at the Towers of Silence (there are a number of of towers within the Malabar Hill area), have dropped the atypical mouthful into the water offer. yet in spite of those measures the city council definitely hasn’t resolved the hygiene challenge, simply because then there are the issues of the rats, the bugs, the seepage from the sewers. It’s in addition to not drink the water in Bombay. yet you could drink it on the Taj Mahal, which has its personal purifiers and is happy with its water. as the Taj isn't really a inn: with its 8 hundred rooms it's a urban inside a urban. whilst I arrived during this urban i used to be got by means of a doorman dressed as an Indian prince with purple sash and turban, who led me so far as the foyer, all performed out in brass, the place there have been different staff likewise disguised as maharajas. most likely they imagined that I too was once disguised, although in opposite — that i used to be a wealthy person dressed up as a no one — they usually busily set approximately discovering me a room within the noble wing of the development, the half that has the old furnishings and the view of the Gateway of India. For a second i used to be tempted to inform them that I wasn’t there for cultured reasons, yet simply to sleep in consciousless convenience, and they may well positioned me wherever they cherished, in a room with shamefully glossy furnishings, even the skyscraper of the Inter-Continental was once ok via me. yet then i presumed it might be merciless to disappoint them like this.

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