The Resource The high mountains of Portugal, Yann Martel

The high mountains of Portugal, Yann Martel

Label
The high mountains of Portugal
Title
The high mountains of Portugal
Statement of responsibility
Yann Martel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Saskatchewan Book Awards, Book of the Year Award, 2017.
  • Saskatchewan Book Awards, Saskatoon Book Award, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10462570
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martel, Yann
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Quests
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Material culture
  • Grief in men
  • Spiritual life
  • Automobile travel
  • Autopsy
  • Chimpanzees
  • Priests
  • Crosses (Christianity)
  • Faith
  • Family relationships
  • Portugal
Target audience
adult
Label
The high mountains of Portugal, Yann Martel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000056597298
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
451 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410487476
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
The high mountains of Portugal, Yann Martel
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000056597298
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
451 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410487476
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print

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