Magic realism that captures imagination

KENSINGTON GARDENS, By Rodrigo Fresan, Faber, E18.70 This delightfully original and captivating read is the fourth novel from the “enfant terrible of Latin American literature'‘, Brazilian author Rodrigo Fresan.

6th August, 2005

It is also his first in the English language, and he could not have wished for a more perfect debut. This is a novel that delivers - and then some - on all of the publisher's hyperbole. It is an eclectic story that captures the imagination, and its observations inevitably set the reader thinking about their own circumstances, of life and death, childhood, parental relationships and the relentlessmarch of time. Fresán's incredible novel took shape...

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