The whole purpose of magic is the fulfilment and intensification of desire, claims the ventriloquist-narrator as he tells his stories of love and catastrophe.
The novel is a parable of miscegenation and racial exclusiveness, of nature defying culture and of the rebellious nature of love.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 02/04/1998
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780747535140