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The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel
  

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The long-awaited new novel from the Booker Prize-winning author of the worldwide phenomenon Life of Pi. Three stories. Three broken hearts. One exploration: what is a life without stories? The High Mountains of Portugal takes the reader on a road trip through Portugal in the last century - and through the human soul.

If you like Yann Martel you might also like to read books by Rebecca Hunt, Mark Haddon and Haruki Murakami.

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The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel

Lost in Portugal. Lost to grief. With nothing but a chimpanzee. A man thrown backwards by heartbreak goes in search of an artefact that could unsettle history. A woman carries her husband to a doctor in a suitcase. A Canadian senator begins a new life, in a new country, in the company of a chimp called Odo. From these stories of journeying, of loss and faith, Yann Martel makes a novel unlike any other: moving, profound and magical.

Reviews

'Replete with every bizarre and beautiful thing on earth ... his many fans will delight' The Times

'Moments of real wonder ... glorious' Sunday Times

'His best since Life of Pi ... miraculous' Washington Post

'Martel is an original, strange and subtle thinker' -- Ursula Le Guin, Guardian

'Surprising and yet entirely believable' Observer

'[Martel's] depiction of loss is raw and deeply affecting ... odd, fabulous, deliberately oblique' Telegraph

'Engagingly readable' Daily Mail

About the Author

Yann Martel

Yann Martel was born in Spain in 1963 of Canadian parents. After studying philosophy at university, he worked at odd jobs and travelled before turning to writing. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed 2002 Man Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi, as well as the novel Self, the stories The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, and the collection of letters to the Prime Minister of Canada What is Stephen Harper Reading?. Yann Martel lives in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Author photo © Alice Kuiper

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Publication date

1st September 2016

Author

Yann Martel

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Publisher

Canongate Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781782114741

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