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Publisher Description

“Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.” — from Invisible Cities

In a garden sit the aged Kublai Khan and the young Marco Polo — Mongol emperor and Venetian traveler. Kublai Khan has sensed the end of his empire coming soon. Marco Polo diverts his host with stories of the cities he has seen in his travels around the empire: cities and memory, cities and desire, cities and designs, cities and the dead, cities and the sky, trading cities, hidden cities. As Marco Polo unspools his tales, the emperor detects these fantastic places are more than they appear.

Invisible Cities changed the way we read and what is possible in the balance between poetry and prose . . . The book I would choose as pillow and plate, alone on a desert island.” — Jeanette Winterson

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2013
August 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
176
Pages
PUBLISHER
HMH Books
SELLER
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
SIZE
761.5
KB

Customer Reviews

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Worth repeat readings

I've had and given away at least half a dozen copies of this book over the years. I find it entertaining even without delving deeply, but it rewards repeated reading. Delighted to now have a copy that I can carry with me at all times, even if I cannot give it away.

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