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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

TONIGHT!! Yann Martel launches The High Mountains of Portugal at Victoria Hall!

in conversation with JOSEPH ROSEN
TONIGHT Wednesday, February 3rd, doors: 6pm/event: 7pm
at VICTORIA HALL (4626 Rue Sherbrooke O)
tickets are $5 or free when you pre-buy THE HIGH MOUNTAINS OF PORTUGAL from the bookstore. 
available at LIBRAIRIE DRAWN + QUARTERLY (211 Bernard O.) or at THE WESTMOUNT PUBLIC LIBRARY (4574 Rue Sherbrooke O.)

or online here.

Oh, exciting! Yann Martel the award-winning author of the best-selling modern classic Life of Pi has a brand new book coming; THE HIGH MOUNTAINS OF PORTUGAL and we're proud to announce  that we'll be co-presenting the launch  with the Westmount Public Library on Wednesday, February 3rd, at the the beautiful Victoria Hall in Westmount (4626 Rue Sherbrooke O). There will be a short reading followed by a conversation and Q&A. Afterwards Yann will sign.

THE HIGH MOUNTAINS OF PORTUGAL is a suspenseful, mesmerizing story of a great quest for meaning, told in three intersecting narratives touching the lives of three different people and their families, and taking us on an extraordinary journey through the last century. We begin in the early 1900s, when Tomás discovers an ancient journal and sets out from Lisbon in one of the very first motor cars in Portugal in search of the strange treasure the journal describes. Thirty-five years later, a pathologist devoted to the novels of Agatha Christie, whose wife has possibly been murdered, finds himself drawn into the consequences of Tomás's quest. Fifty years later, Senator Peter Tovy of Ottawa, grieving the death of his own beloved wife, rescues a chimpanzee from an Oklahoma research facility and takes it to live with him in his ancestral village in northern Portugal, where the strands of all three stories miraculously mesh together.

Beautiful, witty and engaging, Yann Martel's new novel offers us the same tender exploration of the impact and significance of great love and great loss, belief and unbelief, that has marked all his brilliant, unexpected novels.

Joining Yann in conversation is Joseph Rosen! Joseph a friend to our bookstore, he teaches at Dawson College in Montreal, and is in affiliated researcher at Concordia University’s Centre for Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence. His writing has been published by The Walrus, Maisonneuve, n+1 magazine, The Montreal Gazette, Shtetl Montreal and others.

This event is gonna be a knock-out! Don't miss it!

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