Waiting for Columbus

Front Cover
Picador, 2009 - Mentally ill - 400 pages
17 Reviews
After being rescued in the Strait of Gibraltar, a seemingly insane man named Columbus begins to tell a fantastical tale of exploration and adventure. Consuela, his attending nurse, attentively listens to the strange man's tales of the New World and its native people. Eventually, she begins to fall in love with Columbus when she realizes that he is not crazy and that his stories may be true

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
6
4 stars
10
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - LynnB - LibraryThing

This book is partly a mystery -- who is this man who believes he is Christopher Columbus, and why are the police looking for him? It is also an exploration of how we deal with trauma. The setting is ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Tracey8824 - LibraryThing

This story of a man who believes he is Christopher Columbus and the people he touches at the insane asylum is wonderful. I could not get enough of this book, right up until end. You wonder if you're ever going to find out who he really is and what happened to him. This is an amazing book. Read full review

Other editions - View all

Bibliographic information