The Storyteller: A Novel (Paperback)

The Storyteller: A Novel By Mario Vargas Llosa, Helen Lane (Translated by) Cover Image

The Storyteller: A Novel (Paperback)

By Mario Vargas Llosa, Helen Lane (Translated by)



At a small gallery in Florence, a Peruvian writer happens upon a photograph of a tribal storyteller deep in the jungles of the Amazon. He is overcome with the eerie sense that he knows this man...that the storyteller is not an Indian at all but an old school friend, Saul Zuratas. As recollections of Zuratas flow through his mind, the writer begins to imagine Zuratas's transformation from a modern to a central member of the unacculturated Machiguenga tribe. Weaving the mysteries of identity, storytelling, and truth, Vargas Llosa has created a spellbinding tale of one man's journey from the modern world to our origins, abandoning one in order to find meaning in both.

Mario Vargas Llosa was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt, and defeat." He has also won the Miguel de Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world’s most distinguished literary honor. His many works include The Feast of the Goat, In Praise of the Stepmother, and Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, all published by FSG.

Helen Lane contributed to In Praise of the Stepmother from Picador.
Product Details ISBN: 9780312420284
ISBN-10: 0312420285
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: November 3rd, 2001
Pages: 256
Language: English

“Intellectual, ethical, and artistic, all at once and brilliantly so.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Brilliant . . . A whole culture is contained within these dreamy narratives.” —Raymond Sokolov, The Wall Street Journal

“Engrossing, engaging and thought-provoking . . . An intricate weaving of political commentary and narrative style.” —Minneapolis Star-Tribune

“A fascinating tale . . . with enormous skill and formal grace, Vargas Llosa weaves through the mystery surrounding the fate of Saul Zuratas.” —Time

“It is in the chapters narrated by the storyteller that the novel comes wonderfully alive, transporting the reader to a world where men hang suspended in a delicate web of cosmic relationships.” —Mark Dery, The Philadelphia Enquirer