The High Mountains of Portugal
|Verlag||Canongate Books Ltd.|
|Einbandart/ Medium/ Ausstattung||gebunden mit Schutzumschlag|
|Seiten/ Spieldauer||332 Seiten|
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Three journeys. Three broken hearts. One question... What is life without stories?
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In Lisbon in 1904 a man named Tomas discovers an old Journal. It hints at the existence of an extraordinary artefact that - if he can find it - would redefine history. Travelling in one of Europe's earliest automobiles, Tomas sets out in search of this strange treasure.
Thirty-five years later, a Portuguese pathologist devoted to the murder mysteries of Agatha Chrtetie finds himself at the centre of a murder mystery of his own, and is drawn into the consequences of Tomas's quest.
Fifty years on, a Canadian Senator seeks refuge in his ancestral village in northern Portugal, grieving the loss of his beloved wife. But he arrives with an unusual companion: a chimpanzee. And there the century-old adventure will come to its stirring conclusion.
A quest through the twentieth Century, "The High Mountains of Portugal" teils a tale of great love and great loss. Written with all the warmth, wit and colour one would expect from the author of "Life of Pi", it takes the reader on a road trip through Portugal in the last Century - and through the human heart.
Über den Autor
Yann Martel is the author of "Life of Pi", the global bestseller that won the 2002 Man Booker Prize and was adapted to the screen in the Oscar-winning film by Ang Lee. He is also the autor of the short story collection "The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamations" and the novels "Self" and "Beatrice & Virgil" Born in Spain in 1963m Martel studied philosophy at Trent University, worked at odd jobs - tree planter, dishwasher, security guard - and travelled widely before turning to writing. He lives in Saskatoon, Canada.
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