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Yann Martel - The High Mountains of Portugal (2nd Hand Hardback)

£4.20
SKU B000569
Synopsis

Lost in Portugal. Lost to grief. With nothing but a chimpanzee. The extraordinary new novel from the author of Life of Pi.

In Lisbon in 1904, a young man named Tomás discovers an old journal. It hints at the location of an extraordinary artefact that - if it exists - would redefine history.

Travelling in one of Europe's earliest automobiles, he sets out in search of this treasure. Some thirty-five years later, a Portuguese pathologist finds himself at the centre of a murder mystery.

Fifty years on, a Canadian senator takes refuge in northern Portugal, grieving the loss of his beloved wife. But he comes to his ancestral village with an unusual companion: a chimpanzee.

The High Mountains of Portugal takes the reader on a road trip through Portugal in the last century - and through the human soul.

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Fiction - Modern Mainstream Fiction
  • Published : 2016 (Canongate - 1st Ed.)
  • ISBN : 9781782119203
  • SKU : B000569
  • PPC : SP450gm
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"Moments of real wonder . . . glorious." - Sunday Times.

"Martel is an original, strange and subtle thinker" - Ursula Le Guin, The Guardian.

"Surprising and yet entirely believable." - Observer.