The Elephant's JourneyAnnotation
Long ago, an elephant named Solomon languished on the grounds of the palace of King Joao II of Portugal. Then in 1551 the king decided to give Solomon and his keeper to the Archduke Maximilian as a wedding present. Nobel prize winner Saramago re-imagines Solomon's journey to Vienna. Knowing Saramago, I expect this to be both biting and grand; of interest to all upscale readers.