Las altas montañas de Portugal
Las altas montañas de Portugal

Las altas montañas de Portugal

FICTION

336 Pages, 5.5 x 8.25

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $33.95)

Publication Date: July 2017

ISBN 9788416665297

Rights: US & CA

Malpaso Editorial (Jul 2017)

Price: $24.95
 
 

Overview

In Lisbon in 1904, a young man named Tomás discovers an old journal. It hints at the existence of an extraordinary artifact that—if he can find it—would redefine history. Traveling in one of Europe's earliest automobiles, he sets out in search of this strange treasure. Thirty-five years later, a Portuguese pathologist devoted to the murder mysteries of Agatha Christie finds himself at the center of a mystery of his own and drawn into the consequences of Tomás's quest. Fifty years on, a Canadian senator takes 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 quest will come to an unexpected conclusion.

Reviews

"Just as ambitious, just as clever, just as existential and spiritual [as Life of Pi] . . . a book that rewards your attention . . . an excellent book club choice."—San Francisco Chronicle, on the English-language edition

"There's no denying the simple pleasures to be had in The High Mountains of Portugal."—Chicago Tribune, on the English-language edition

"Charming . . . Most Martellian is the boundless capacity for parable. . . . Martel knows his strengths: passages about the chimpanzee and his owner brim irresistibly with affection and attentiveness."—The New Yorker, on the English-language edition

"A rich and rewarding experience . . . [Martel] spins his magic thread of hope and despair, comedy and pathos."—USA Today, on the English-language edition

Author Biography

Yann Martel is a Canadian author best known for the Man Booker Prize-winning novel, Life of Pi. He is also the author of Beatrice and Virgil and Self. He has won a number of literary prizes, including the 2001 Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction and the 2002 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature.