This novel was first published by Warner Questar in 1988, and I read it and liked it a lot then. I think I like it even more on rereading. This new edition, by the way, is a restored text: a few scenes have been added that were cut from the first edition. The story is told by an Irishman, Finn of No Fixed Abode, an appealing rascal who ends up on an Arabian slaver headed for North America, after his affair with the High King of Ireland's daughter bore too much fruit, as it were. In this timeline, the Mongols invaded Western Europe and stuck around for a while, and as a result Europe is a backwater and the world is dominated by Islam and China. The Eastern half of North American is nominally Islamic, and the Western portion (Fusang) is Chinese. Mexico is ruled by a still powerful Aztec empire. Finn joins up with a Jew, Yusuf, and an Englishman, Alfred, as well as (eventually) a gorgeous redhead named Maeve, and they wander uncertainly across America, encountering many dangers on the way, most especially a mad Cossack who wants to take over North America. The book is extremely funny and clever, with a well-resolved plot, and engaging characters. And despite the comic tone, it effectively portrays the horrors of war and slavery. Highly recommended.