Found in the treacherous Strait of Gibraltar, a man who answers only to the name of Christopher Columbus is delivered to a mental institution in Sevilla. Nurse Consuela, a lonely young woman searching for love, who listens to his fantastical tales of adventure and romance day after day, tries desperately to make some sense of why this man has been locked up, and to discover his true identity. Simultaneously, Emile Germain, an Interpol officer based in France, receives a memo about an enigmatic figure, possibly a dangerous assailant, who is missing from the scene of a crime. All paths lead to Spain, where Germain finds himself on a journey that seems like a wild goose chase. Unbeknownst to him as well as to the doctors at the Sevilla Institute, Emile is unraveling more than just one mystery.
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"A man pulled near dead from the Strait of Gibraltar believes he's Christopher Columbus. He's destined to remain in a Spanish asylum until he accepts that this is not so. It's a slow journey during which the man works through his own story by recounting numerous stories from the life of Columbus to his devoted nurse, Consuela. Grover Gardner's sensitive and well-paced reading gives cohesion to a rambling story. This is not an audiobook to multitask to--as reality and illusion are in danger of becoming merged for the listener as well as for the patient. A small, regrettable error--the author's surname is pronounced differently in the credit and in the dedication. C.A.T. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"
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