Italo Calvino imagines a novel capable of endless
mutations in this intricately crafted story about writing and
If on a Winter''s Night a Traveler turns out
to be not one novel but ten, each with a different plot, style,
ambience, and author, and each interrupted at a moment of suspense.
Together they form a labyrinth of literatures, known and unknown,
alive and extinct, through which two readers, a male and a female,
pursue both the story lines that intrigue them and one another.