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  • Published: 6 July 2009
  • ISBN: 9780141189727
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $22.99

Under The Jaguar Sun


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A couple on an epicurean journey across Mexico are excited by the idea of a particular ingredient, suggested by ancient rituals of human sacrifice. Precariously balanced on his throne, a king is able only to listen to the sounds around him - sure that any deviation from their normal progression would mean the uprising of the conspirators that surround him. And three different men search desperately for the beguiling scents of lost women, from a Count visiting Madame Odile's perfumery, to a London drummer stepping over spent, naked bodies.

  • Pub date: 6 July 2009
  • ISBN: 9780141189727
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Italo Calvino

Italo Calvino was born in Cuba in 1923 and grew up in Italy. He was an essayist and journalist and a member of the editorial staff of Einaudi in Turin. One of the most respected writers of the twentieth century, his best-known works of fiction include Invisible Cities, If on a Winter's Night a Traveller, Marcovaldo and Mr Palomar. In 1973 he won the prestigious Premio Feltrinelli. He died in 1985. A collection of Calvino's posthumous personal writings, The Hermit in Paris, was published in 2003.

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