Voyage is at the heart of all narrative, and in the seven thoroughly original tales comprising All the Errors the voyages are heightened into a condition of metaphysical urgency. One story is the valedictory address of a soul about to be born. Another tale tells of a labyrinth that seems to describe its own pathways. Forming another, two monologues are interlaced, tracing the disavowals of love between a man and a woman. The principal characters of another story are Fires, Essences, Lights, Places, Edified Beasts, Centers, Thrones, Thunders, and Ringsand this cosmology of abstraction is brought into an almost palpable presence. In still another fable, the narrator journeys on foot with an unknown itinerary, propelled through an unchanging landscape awash with deja vu. Far more than the sum of its parts, this challenging work is also Giorgio Manganellis long-awaited debut in the English language.
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