Yann Martel / The High Mountains of Portugal

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 7:30pm
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The author of the bestselling Life of Pi, Yann Martel presents his new novel The High Mountains of Portugal, a mesmerizing and magical journey through the last century in Portugal. Told in three intersecting sections, the novel connects a young man on a quest to find an extraordinary artifact, a pathologist at the center of a mystery, and a widower who finds refuge in his ancestral village. The High Mountains of Portugal is filled with tenderness, humor, and the same storytelling power of Martel’s previous work.

 


 

YANN MARTEL  is the author of Life of Pi, the global bestseller that won the 2002 Man Booker Prize (among other honors) and was adapted to the screen in the Oscar-winning film by Ang Lee. He is also the author of the short story collection The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, the novels Self and Beatrice and Virgil, and the nonfiction work 101 Letters to a Prime Minister. Born in Spain in 1963, Martel studied philosophy at Trent University, worked at odd jobs—tree planter, dishwasher, security guard—and traveled widely before turning to writing. He lives in Saskatoon, Canada, with the writer Alice Kuipers and their four children.

 


 

NOTE: Doors open at 6:30PM, program begins at 7:30PM. This event is free and open to the public, and seating is first-come first-served. If you would like to reserve a seat, order a copy of The High Mountains of Portugal below, and put your request in the notes field. 

 

If you cannot attend the event but would like to request a signed copy of The High Mountains of Portugal or other books by Yann Martel, order below and put your request in the notes field.

 

Books: 
The High Mountains of Portugal By Yann Martel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780812997170
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Spiegel & Grau - February 2nd, 2016

Life of Pi: A Novel By Yann Martel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780156027328
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books Classics - May 1st, 2003

Beatrice and Virgil: A Novel By Yann Martel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812981544
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Random House - February 22nd, 2011