By Russell Hoban
In Ariosto's epic 16th-century poem Orlando Furioso, the attractive Angelica , chained, bare, to a rock and menaced by way of a sea monster is rescued via the valiant Ruggiero, driving a 'hippogriff', the offspring of a griffin and a mare - a completely imaginary winged creature (as readers of Harry Potter know). Volatore, as this hippogriff calls himself, has escaped the poem within which he has been limited for hundreds of years and is decided to discover his Angelica, no matter if it takes him to the twenty first century and contains a few shape-shifting. He lands in modern San Francisco and the 1st individual he units eyes on is Angelica Greenberg, the Jewish proprietor of a San Franciscan paintings gallery, who has simply dumped her fiancé. Volatore rises to her window and so they get on well big-time. yet no faster have they met and fallen in love than occasions conspire to split the 2 in order that Volatore mustn't ever purely search Angelica but additionally locate the correct shape within which to consummate his timeless love. the 1st is simply too masculine, the second one now not adequate so, yet will the 3rd be excellent, and the way will Angelica reconcile the imaginary and the true within the ideal lover? Angelica misplaced and located comprises the widely used drollery, the marvellous flip of word, the cultured insights and the romance of Russell Hoban, however it additionally encompasses a full of life, life-enhancing knowledge that's all of its personal.
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