In this brilliantly conceived, surreal novel about betrayal and deception, Ariel Dorfman has created a haunting figure -- a man so utterly nondescript that no one, not even his own family, recognizes or remembers him. His very lack of identity, however, endows him with extraordinary power: he is able to strip the masks off others, to see in their faces -- and capture on film -- their most private, most naked souls.
And then he encounters two people who render his power meaningless -- a plastic surgeon who alters the faces of stars and politicians to suit the whims of their audiences, and Oriana, an amnesiac who, lacking memory, has no hidden face. As his love for Oriana grows, he finds that his cherished invisibility is threatened, that he is suddenly, irrevocably vulnerable.
This trade size paperback book is in good condition with several light spine creases, and corner and cover wear.