Yann Martel - The High Mountains of Portugal

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Martel won the 2002 Man Booker Prize for Life of Pi, a novel that was at once an iconic seafaring adventure, a moving portrait of human-animal bonding, and an enactment of spiritual questions. In his fifth novel, the author of Beatrice and Virgil and The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios takes another magical plotline—the search for a lost treasure—and gives it a philosophical underpinning. Tomas, living in Lisbon in 1904, finds a journal that sets him on a quest. His actions come to bear decades later on a Portuguese doctor investigating Agatha Christie and, still later, on a Canadian senator who’s come to Portugal to mourn his wife’s death.

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Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
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ISBN: 9780812997170
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Spiegel & Grau - February 2nd, 2016

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