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Villa Incognito

(2003)
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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.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Used availability for Tom Robbins's Villa Incognito

Hardback Editions

January 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Villa Incognito
Author(s): Tom Robbins
ISBN: 1-84243-100-5 / 978-1-84243-100-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: No Exit Press
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October 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Villa Incognito
Author(s): Tom Robbins
ISBN: 0-7862-5805-5 / 978-0-7862-5805-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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April 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Villa Incognito
Author(s): Tom Robbins
ISBN: 0-553-80332-8 / 978-0-553-80332-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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Paperback Editions

January 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Villa Incognito
Author(s): Tom Robbins
ISBN: 1-84243-199-4 / 978-1-84243-199-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: No exit press
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September 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Villa Incognito
Author(s): Tom Robbins
ISBN: 1-84243-102-1 / 978-1-84243-102-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: No Exit Press
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April 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Villa Incognito: A Novel
Author(s): Tom Robbins
ISBN: 0-553-38219-5 / 978-0-553-38219-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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January 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: VILLA INCOGNITO
Author(s): Tom Robbins
ISBN: 1-84243-103-X / 978-1-84243-103-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: NO EXIT PRESS
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January 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Villa Incognito
Author(s): Tom Robbins
ISBN: 1-84243-101-3 / 978-1-84243-101-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: No Exit Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2003 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Villa Incognito
Author(s): Tom Robbins
ISBN: 1-86325-410-2 / 978-1-86325-410-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: BANTAM AUSTRALIA LICENSED
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Audio Editions

May 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Villa Incognito
Author(s): Tom Robbins
ISBN: 0-7393-0743-6 / 978-0-7393-0743-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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April 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Villa Incognito
Author(s): Tom Robbins
ISBN: 0-7393-0345-7 / 978-0-7393-0345-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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April 2003 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Villa Incognito
Author(s): Tom Robbins
Publisher: Random House Audio
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April 2003 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Villa Incognito
Author(s): Tom Robbins
Publisher: Random House Audio
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April 2003 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Villa Incognito
Author(s): Tom Robbins
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Villa Incognito: A Novel
Author(s): Tom Robbins
Publisher: Bantam
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA