The high mountains of Portugal.
Publication year: 2016
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Edinburgh : Canongate, 2016.
ISBN: 1782114742 9781782114741 (pbk): 8.99
In Lisbon in 1904, a young man named Tomas discovers an old journal. It hints at the location of an extraordinary artefact that - if it exists - would redefine history. Travelling in one of Europe's earliest automobiles, he sets out in search of this treasure. Some 35 years later, a Portuguese pathologist finds himself at the centre of a murder mystery. 50 years on, a Canadian senator takes refuge in northern Portugal, grieving the loss of his beloved wife. But he comes to his ancestral village with an unusual companion: a chimpanzee. Three stories. Three broken hearts. One exploration: what is a life without stories?
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If you liked The Life of Pi you'll love this book. A haunting, mystical work about love, loss and memory. A bit of a struggle to get into, but worth the effort when it all comes together and the threads pull tight.
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