The Scorpion-Fish by Nicolas Bouvier
English | August 15th, 2014 | ASIN: B00ME46UKO, ISBN: 1780600445, 0856355518 | 118 Pages | EPUB | 0.37 MB
On an unamed Island that can only be Ceylon, the traveller checks into his 117th rented room, abandoned by his lover, poor and feverish. A book on Indian insects deepens his morbid fascination with the crawling inhabitants of the room-'a pretty world of killers'- barely distinguishable from the insect like habitues of the local cafe, the charlatans and fake exorcists, the indolent landowners, merchants and priests. In this exhausted state, he grows antennae that are 'tensed between the real and the occult'.