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Beatrice and Virgil (Hardback)
  • Beatrice and Virgil (Hardback)

Beatrice and Virgil (Hardback)

Hardback Published: 03/06/2010
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Fate takes many forms. When Henry receives a letter from an elderly taxidermist, it poses a puzzle that he cannot resist. As he is pulled further into the world of this strange and calculating man, Henry becomes increasingly involved with the lives of a donkey and a howler monkey - named Beatrice and Virgil - and the epic journey they undertake together. With all the spirit and originality that made Life of Pi so treasured, this brilliant new novel takes the reader on a haunting odyssey. On the way Martel asks profound questions about life and art, truth and deception, responsibility and complicity.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781847679253

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