Under the Jaguar Sun

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Author(s): Italo Calvino
Original Publish Date: Oct 26, 2012
Product Number: EB00030402
Released: Dec 11, 2012
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ISBN: #9780544133341
Publisher: Mariner Books
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"The thought . . . called up the flavors of an elaborate and bold cuisine, bent on making the flavors' highest notes vibrate, juxtaposing them in modulations, in chords, and especially in dissonances that would assert themselves as an incomparable experience." — From Under the Jaguar Sun These intoxicating stories delve down to the core of our senses of taste, hearing, and smell. Amid the flavors of Mexico's fiery chiles and spices, a couple on holiday discovers dark truths about the maturing of desire in the title story, "Under the Jaguar Sun." In "A King Listens," a gripping portrait of a frenzied mind, the menacing echoes in a huge palace spur a tyrant's thoughts to the heights of paranoid intensity. "The Name, the Nose" drives to a startling conclusion as men across time and space pursue the women whose aromas have enchanted them. Mordant and deliciously offbeat, this trio of tales is a treat from a master of short fiction. "[Calvino is] a learned, daring, ingeniously gifted magus . . . Under the Jaguar Sun . . . fuses fable with neuron . . . The reader is likely to salivate." — Cynthia Ozick, New York Times Book Review

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CD
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Author(s): Italo Calvino
Narrator(s): Jefferson Mays
Genre: Classics
Product Number C04828
Released: Aug 01, 2021
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ISBN: #9781501963087
eAudio
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Author(s): Italo Calvino
Narrator(s): Jefferson Mays
Genre: Classics
Product Number Z13337
Released: Sep 26, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501963315