Beatrice And Virgil

Beatrice And Virgil

by Yann Martel

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 02/05/2011

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Destiny can take many shapes. For Henry, a writer struggling to finish a book about the Holocaust, it arrives in the form of a puzzling envelope from a stranger. The envelope takes him into a taxidermist's workshop. Filled with lovingly preserved animals from all corners of the globe, this place is unlike anywhere he has ever been. Among the hundreds of stuffed animals are Beatrice and Virgil- a monkey and a donkey - they are also the characters in a play the taxidermist is writing. When taxidermist asks Henry for help with the play, he is drawn in. But what is this play actually about? What have the animals suffered at the hands of the author? Who is he? And what does he really want from Henry? With the imaginative reach and spirit that helped Life of Pi delight over seven million readers around the world, Beatrice and Virgil asks profound questions about violence, kindness, and the power of stories to change us.
ISBN:
9781921758270
9781921758270
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
02-05-2011
Publisher:
Text Publishing
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
224
Dimensions (mm):
197x129x14mm
Weight:
0.16kg
Yann Martel

Yann Martel was born in Spain in 1963. After studying philosophy at university, he worked at odd jobs and travelled before turning to writing.

He is the author of the internationally acclaimed 2002 Man Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi, which was translated into thirty-eight languages.

Yann Martel lives in Saskatchewan, Canada

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