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The Four Wise Men

(1982)
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Displaying his characteristic penchant for the macabre, the tender and the comic, Michael Tournier presents the traditional Magi describing their personal odysseys to Bethlehem - and audaciously imagines a fourth, "the eternal latecomer"' whose story of hardship and redemption is the most moving and instructive of all. Prince of Mangalore and son of an Indian maharajah, Taor has tasted an exquisite confection, rachat loukoum, and is so taken by the flavor that he sets out to recover the recipe. His quest takes him across Western Asia and finally lands him in Sodom, where he is imprisoned in a salt mine. There, this fourth wise man learns the recipe from a fellow prisoner, and learns of the existence and meaning of Jesus.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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November 1983 : UK Hardback

Title: Four Wise Men (A New Portway large print book)
Author(s): Michel Tournier
ISBN: 0-85119-245-9 / 978-0-85119-245-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Press
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November 1982 : UK Hardback
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Title: Four Wise Men
Author(s): Michel Tournier
ISBN: 0-00-221436-9 / 978-0-00-221436-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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August 1982 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Four Wise Men
Author(s): Michel Tournier
ISBN: 0-385-17723-2 / 978-0-385-17723-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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August 1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Four Wise Men
Author(s): Michel Tournier
ISBN: 0-8018-5733-3 / 978-0-8018-5733-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
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November 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: Four Wise Men
Author(s): Michel Tournier
ISBN: 0-7493-9139-1 / 978-0-7493-9139-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Minerva
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December 1984 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Four Wise Men
Author(s): Michel Tournier
ISBN: 0-394-72618-9 / 978-0-394-72618-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Inc
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November 1983 : UK Paperback
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Title: Four Wise Men
Author(s): Michel Tournier
ISBN: 0-413-53370-0 / 978-0-413-53370-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
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