In the towns of Coin and Spice and In the evening Garden brought readers to the original and intoxicating mind's eye of Catherynne M. Valente. Now she weaves a lyrically erotic spell of a spot the place the ugly and the gorgeous dwell and the passport to our so much mystery fantasies starts off with a stranger’s kiss.…
Between lifestyles and demise, dreaming and waking, on the educate cease past the tip of the realm is the town of Palimpsest. To get there's a miracle, a secret, a present, and a curse—a voyage authorised simply to these who’ve consistently believed there’s one other global than the person who meets the attention. these fated to make the passage are marked endlessly by means of a map of that wondrous urban tattooed on their flesh after a unmarried orgasmic evening. To this nation of ghost trains, lion-priests, dwelling kanji, and cream-filled canals come 4 tourists: Oleg, a brand new York locksmith; the beekeeper November; Ludovico, a binder of infrequent books; and a tender jap girl named Sei. They’ve each one misplaced anything important—a spouse, a lover, a sister, a course in life—and what they'll locate in Palimpsest is greater than they can ever think.
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