The High Mountains of Portugal

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Goodreads says:

«Na Lisboa de 1904, um jovem chamado Tomás descobre um diário antigo onde é mencionado um artefacto extraordinário que poderá redefinir a história. Ao volante de um dos primeiros automóveis da Europa, Tomás aventura-se pelo país em busca deste objeto invulgar. Trinta e cinco anos depois, em Bragança, um patologista, leitor voraz dos romances de Agatha Christie, vê-se enredado num mistério que é consequência da demanda que Tomás levara a cabo. Décadas mais tarde, um senador canadiano refugia-se numa aldeia no Norte de Portugal após a morte da mulher. Com ele traz um companheiro invulgar: um chimpanzé. E eis que é desvendado por fim um mistério com cem anos.As Altas Montanhas de Portugal é um romance original e empolgante que explora com mestria questões prementes da condição humana. Cheio de humor e surpresas, leva-nos numa viagem pelo Portugal do século passado que é também uma viagem interior.»

Waterstones says:

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Lost in Portugal. Lost to grief. With nothing but a chimpanzee. A man thrown backwards by heartbreak goes in search of an artefact that could unsettle history. A woman carries her husband to a doctor in a suitcase. A Canadian senator begins a new life, in a new country, in the company of a chimp called Odo. From these stories of journeying, of loss and faith, Yann Martel makes a novel unlike any other: moving, profound and magical. A New York Times Bestseller An Australian Independent Bookseller Bestseller #1 on The Globe & Mail's Bestseller List #1 on Toronto Star's Bestseller List #1 on Maclean's Bestseller List #1 on National Post's Bestseller List #1 on McNally Robinson's Bestseller List An ABA Indie Bestseller


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About Yann Martel

Yann Martel is the author of Life of Pi, the #1 international bestseller and winner of the 2002 Man Booker (among many other prizes). He is also the award-winning author of The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios (winner of the Journey Prize), Self, Beatrice & Virgil, and 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 live...
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