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The Resource The high mountains of Portugal, by Yann Martel

The high mountains of Portugal, by Yann Martel

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The high mountains of Portugal
Title
The high mountains of Portugal
Statement of responsibility
by Yann Martel
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
A suspenseful, mesmerizing story evolves around the search of an extraordinary artifact, the novel offers a haunting exploration of great love and great loss.
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Award
  • Saskatchewan Book Awards, Book of the Year Award, 2017.
  • Saskatchewan Book Awards, Saskatoon Book Award, 2017.
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10462570
Cataloging source
ANL
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Martel, Yann
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Allegories
  • Antiquities
  • Quests (Expeditions)
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Portugal
Target audience
adult
Label
The high mountains of Portugal, by Yann Martel
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055388611
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9781922182814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)920793077
Label
The high mountains of Portugal, by Yann Martel
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055388611
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9781922182814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)920793077

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