At a small gallery in Florence, a Peruvian writer comes across a
photograph of a tribal storyteller deep in the Amazon jungle. As he
stares at the photograph, it dawns on him that he knows this man.
The storyteller is not an Indian at all but his university
classmate, Saul Zuratas, who was thought to have disappeared in
Israel. As recollections of Zuratas flow through his mind, the
writer begins to imagine Zuratas' transformation into a member of
the Machiguenga tribe. In The Storyteller, Mario Vargas Llosa has
created a spellbinding tale of one man's journey from the modern
world to our origins.