In a garden sit the aged Kublai Khan and the young Marco Polo--Tartar emperor and Venetian traveler. Kublai Khan has sensed the end of his empire coming soon. Marco Polo diverts the emperor with tales of the cities he has seen in his travels around the empire: cities and memory, cities and desire, cities and designs, cities and the dead, cities and the sky, trading cities, hidden cities. Soon it becomes clear that each of these fantastic places is really the same place.
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Review: Invisible CitiesUser Review - Robert - Goodreads
overflowing with imagination. starts off seeming like a themed collection of fantastical stories and ends up being a meditation on the act of storytelling itself. Read full review
Review: Invisible CitiesUser Review - Nea - Goodreads
Absolutely beautiful prose but it's not really a novel, which is what I was hoping to read. I didn't finish reading this so my 2 star review may be unfair. Perhaps some day when I have the desire and patience to go back and try again. Read full review