"All its delights…the structural novelty and the comic inventiveness of the imagery…[are] an ebullient and generous celebration of the reading experience."
– The New York Times Book Review
"As with Borges or Garcia Marquez…[Pavic] knows how to support his textual legerdemain with superb portrait miniatures and entrancing anecdotes." — Washington Post Book World
Translated from the Serbo-Croatian
by Christina Pribicevic-Zoric