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Villa Incognito

Tom Robbins

Imagine that there are American MIAs who chose to remain missing after the Vietnam War. Imagine that there is a family in which four generations of strong, alluring women have shared a mysterious connection to an outlandish figure from Japanese folklore. Imagine just those things (don't even try to imagine the love story) and you'll have a foretaste of Tom Robbins's eighth and perhaps most beautifully crafted novel--a work as timeless as myth yet as topical as the latest international threat. On one level, this is a book about identity, masquerade and disguise--about "the false mustache of the world"--but neither the mists of Laos nor the smog of Bangkok, neither the overcast of Seattle nor the fog of San Francisco, neither the murk of the intelligence community nor the mummery of the circus can obscure the linguistic phosphor that illuminates the pages of Villa Incognito. A female fan once wrote to Tom Robbins: "Your books make me think, they make me laugh, they make me horny and they make me aware of the wonder of everything in life." Villa Incognito will surely arouse a similar response in many readers, for in its lusty, amusing way it both celebrates existence and challenges our ideas about it. To say much more about a novel as fresh and surprising as Villa Incognito would run the risk of diluting the sheer fun of reading it. As his dedicated readers worldwide know full well, it's best to climb aboard the Tom Robbins tilt-a-whirl, kiss preconceptions and sacred cows goodbye and simply enjoy the ride. From the Hardcover edition.

Imagine that there are American MIAs who chose to remain missing after the Vietnam War. Imagine that there is a family in which four generations of strong, alluring women have shared a mysterious connection to an outlandish figure from Japanese folklore. Imagine just those things (don't even try to imagine the love story) and you'll have a foretaste of Tom Robbins's eighth and perhaps most beautifully crafted novel--a work as timeless as myth yet as topical as the latest international threat. On one level, this is a book about identity, masquerade and disguise--about "the false mustache of the world"--but neither the mists of Laos nor the smog of Bangkok, neither the overcast of Seattle nor the fog of San Francisco, neither the murk of the intelligence community nor the mummery of the circus can obscure the linguistic phosphor that illuminates the pages of Villa Incognito. A female fan once wrote to Tom Robbins: "Your books make me think, they make me laugh, they make me horny and they make me aware of the wonder of everything in life." Villa Incognito will surely arouse a similar response in many readers, for in its lusty, amusing way it both celebrates existence and challenges our ideas about it. To say much more about a novel as fresh and surprising as Villa Incognito would run the risk of diluting the sheer fun of reading it. As his dedicated readers worldwide know full well, it's best to climb aboard the Tom Robbins tilt-a-whirl, kiss preconceptions and sacred cows goodbye and simply enjoy the ride. From the Hardcover edition.
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Imagine that there are American MIAs who chose to remain missing after the Vietnam War. Imagine that there is a family in which four generations of strong, alluring women have shared a mysterious connection to an outlandish figure from Japanese folklore. Imagine just those things (don't even try to imagine the love story) and you'll have a foretaste of Tom Robbins's eighth and perhaps most beautifully crafted novel--a work as timeless as myth yet as topical as the latest international threat. On one level, this is a book about identity, masquerade and disguise--about "the false mustache of the world"--but neither the mists of Laos nor the smog of Bangkok, neither the overcast of Seattle nor the fog of San Francisco, neither the murk of the intelligence community nor the mummery of the circus can obscure the linguistic phosphor that illuminates the pages of Villa Incognito. A female fan once wrote to Tom Robbins: "Your books make me think, they make me laugh, they make me horny and they make me aware of the wonder of everything in life." Villa Incognito will surely arouse a similar response in many readers, for in its lusty, amusing way it both celebrates existence and challenges our ideas about it. To say much more about a novel as fresh and surprising as Villa Incognito would run the risk of diluting the sheer fun of reading it. As his dedicated readers worldwide know full well, it's best to climb aboard the Tom Robbins tilt-a-whirl, kiss preconceptions and sacred cows goodbye and simply enjoy the ride. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Barrett Whitener

Length:

7h 42m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:38


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:06


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:52


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:45


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:18


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:19


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:24


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:44


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:05


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:18


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:10


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:05


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:56


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:47


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:19


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:56


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:49


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:55


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:45


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:49


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:58


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:12


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:09


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:58


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:14


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:04


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:11


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:44


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:09


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:20


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:27


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:47


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:01


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:22


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:09


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:38


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:36


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:54


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:04


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:44


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

01:54


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:20


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:55


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:15


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:27


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:15


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:57


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:10


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:52


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:29


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:20


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:01


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:52


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:29


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:04


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:37


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:55


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:12


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:27


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:45


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:25


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:21


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:59


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:53


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:13


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:23


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:59


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:23


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:52


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:10


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:44


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:14


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:03


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

02:24


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:55


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:07


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:37


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:46


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:46


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:31


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:20


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:10


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:13


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:29