Jean and Paul are identical twins. Outsiders, even their parents, cannot tell them apart, and call them Jean-Paul. The mysterious bond between them excludes all others; they speak their own language; they are one perfectly harmonious unit; they are, in all innocence, lovers.

For Paul, this unity is paradise, but as they grow up Jean rebels against it. He takes a mistress and deserts his brother, but Paul sets out to follow him in a pilgrimage that leads all around the world, through places that reflect their separation - the mirrored halls of Venice, the Zen gardens of Japan, the newly divided city of Berlin. The exquisite love story of Jean-Paul is set against the ugliness and pain of human existence. Gemini is a novel of extraordinary proportions, intricate images, and profound thought, in which Michel Tournier tells his fascinating story with an irresistible humor.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

September 1981 : UK Hardback
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Title: Gemini
Author(s): Michel Tournier
ISBN: 0-00-221448-2 / 978-0-00-221448-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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July 1981 : USA Hardback
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Title: Gemeni
Author(s): Michel Tournier
ISBN: 0-385-11449-4 / 978-0-385-11449-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

December 1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: Gemini
Author(s): Michel Tournier
ISBN: 0-8018-5776-7 / 978-0-8018-5776-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
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October 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: Gemini
Author(s): Michel Tournier
ISBN: 0-7493-9036-0 / 978-0-7493-9036-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Minerva
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August 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: Gemini (Modern Fiction)
Author(s): Michel Tournier
ISBN: 0-413-57600-0 / 978-0-413-57600-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
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