The High Mountains of Portugal
A NovelBook - 2016
A suspenseful, mesmerizing story of a great quest for meaning, told in three intersecting narratives touching the lives of three different people and their families, and taking us on an extraordinary journey through the last century. Early 1900s, Tomas discovers an ancient journal and sets out in search of the strange treasure the journal describes. Thirty-five years later, a pathologist finds himself drawn into the consequences of Tomas's quest. Fifty years later, Senator Peter Tovy of Ottawa rescues a chimpanzee and takes it to live with him in his ancestral village in northern Portugal, where the strands of all three stories miraculously mesh together. Beautiful, witty, and engaging, Yann Martel offers us the same tender exploration of the impact and significance of great love and great loss, belief and unbelief that has marked all his brilliant, unexpected novels.
Publisher: [Toronto, ON] :, Alfred A. Knopf Canada,, c2016
Branch Call Number: MARTE
Characteristics: 332 pages ; 22 cm