Eleven stories about love and desire, ambition and despair, that take us back and forth through time from a contemporary Hollywood film shoot to World War I Vienna. In "Cork," a bizarre tale of love in Lisbon, an Englishwoman and a Portuguese poet meet once a year through the 1930s and fulfill each other's fantastical desires; in "Alpes-Maritimes," a young Englishman must decide between the German woman he's seeing and her twin sister, to whom he is more strongly attracted; and in the title story, "The Destiny of Nathalie X," a young, award-winning foreign director, in Los Angeles making a low-budget picture, gradually discovers that he, the cast, the crew and the entire troubled production are heading for unavoidable disaster.
- The Destiny of Nathalie X
- Transfigured Night
- Hôtel des Voyageurs
- Never Saw Brazil
- The Dream Lover
- N is for N
- The Persistence of Vision
- Loose Continuity
This collection was originally published in 1995 and did not contain the story "Loose Continuity" which was included in the revised edition of 1996 or 1997.
Original title: The Destiny of Nathalie X
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction
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