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If on a winter's night a traveler (Paperback)
I constantly recommend this book to everyone I know. Calvino’s alternating, multiple narratives drive the novel, and his writing makes the trip worthwhile. If you enjoy David Mitchell, Tea Obrecht, or Jorge Luis Borges, this could be up your alley.— Crow Staff
Italo Calvino imagines a novel capable of endless mutations in this intricately crafted story about writing and readers.
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler turns out to be not one novel but ten, each with a different plot, style, ambience, and author, and each interrupted at a moment of suspense. Together they form a labyrinth of literatures, known and unknown, alive and extinct, through which two readers, a male and a female, pursue both the story lines that intrigue them and one another.