cover image The Opposing Shore

The Opposing Shore

Julen Gracq, Julien Gracq. Columbia University Press, $32 (213pp) ISBN 978-0-231-05789-9

In this surrealist novel, winner of the Prix Goncourt, young nobleman Aldo feels the lure of a forbidden country hostile for 300 years to his own city-state. PW stated that ""Gracq's hypnotic dreamworld, its richly coiling and textured prose, holds the reader in its strange spell.'' (December)