by Mircea Eliade
How many people are even aware that the late renowned scholar of religion and author of such works as The Sacred and the Profane even wrote fiction at all? Not too many, probably. But here is some of the fruit of his little-known spare-time activity: two eerily intriguing novellas that show Westerners caught up in the mystery and magic of the East. It may be one of the more unusual books we’ve ever published.