“Thrown Into Nature” by Milen Ruskov (Open Letter Books, US, 2011)

“Thrown Into Nature” by Milen Ruskov (Open Letter Books, US, 2011)

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About the Book

A humorous picaresque set in sixteenth-century Spain, Thrown into Nature tells the story of Dr. Nicolás Monardes, whose medical treatise “Of the Tabaco and His Great Vertues” was partially responsible for introducing tobacco to Europe. His Portuguese assistant, Da Silva, narrates the absurd adventures of the wealthy

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