The High Mountains of Portugal

by Yann Martel

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The High Mountains of Portugal Synopsis

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.

The High Mountains of Portugal Press 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

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ISBN: 9781782114741
Publication date: 01/09/2016
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Book Information

ISBN: 9781782114741
Publication date: 1st September 2016
Author: Yann Martel
Publisher:
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About 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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