"This is my favorite novel. A glorious journey filled with extraordinary characters, laughter, tears, vibrant color & more tales than Shahrazad told in 1001 nights! Mr. Rabassa's translation is superb!"
"Two novels intertwined-one does hopscotch through this non-linear work about an Argentinean expatriate in Paris & his return to life in Buenos Aires. La Maga -one of fiction's most compelling heroines"