The Facts Behind The Helsinki Roccamatios

by Yann Martel

On Sale: 09/05/2005

The Facts Behind The Helsinki Roccamatios

by Yann Martel

On Sale: 09/05/2005

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About the Book

Here are four unforgettable stories by the author of Life of Pi. Written earlier in Martel's career, these tales display that startling mix of dazzle and depth that have made Yann Martel an international phenomenon.

Inventive in form and timeless in content, each story is moving and thought-provoking. A Canadian university student visiting Washington, D.C., experiences the Vietnam War through an intense musical encounter. Variations of a warden's letter to the mother of a man he has just executed reveal how each life is contained in its end. A young man's fascination with the mirror-making machine he finds in his grandmother's attic is juxtaposed with the reminiscences it evokes from his grandmother. And, in the exquisite title story, a young man dying of AIDS joins his friend in fashioning a story of the Roccamatio family of Helsinki, set against the yearly march of the twentieth century.


Critical Praise

PRAISE FOR LIFE OF PI
"A story to make you believe in the soul-sustaining power of fiction." -Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Readers familiar with Margaret Atwood, Mavis Gallant, Alice Munro, Michael Ondaatje and Carol Shields should learn to make room on the map of contemporary Canadian fiction for the formidable Yann Martel."-Chicago Tribune

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780156032452
  • ISBN 10: 0156032457
  • Imprint: Mariner Books
  • On Sale: 09/05/2005
  • Pages: 228
  • List Price:18.50 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / General

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