Title: High Mountains of Portugal. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Alfred A. Knopf Canada, Toronto, 2016, ISBN:9780345809438
Seller ID: 111839
MARTEL, Yann. The High Mountains of Portugal. A novel. (Toronto): Alfred A.Knopf Canada, (2016). First Printing. Pp. (12),-332,(10). 8vo, black cl oth spine, white paper covered boards, pressed decoration to corner of front board, gilt lettering to spine. "In Lisbon in 1904, a young man named Tomas discovers an old journal. It hints at the existence of an extraordinary artifact that -- if he can find it -- would redefine history. Travelling inone of Europe's earliest automobiles, he sets out in search of this strang e treasure. Thirty-five years later, a Portuguese pathologist devoted to the murder mysteries of Agatha Christie finds himself at the centre of a murder mystery of his own and drawn into the consequences of Tomas's quest. Fifty years on, a Canadian senator takes refuge in his ancestral village in northern Portugal, grieving the loss of his beloved wife. But he arrives withan unusual companion: a chimpanzee. And there the century-old quest will c ome to its stirring conclusion. 'The High Mountains of Portugal' -- part quest, part ghost story, part contemporary fable -- offers a haunting exploration of great love and great loss. Filled with tenderness, humour, and endless surprise, it takes the reader on a road trip through Portugal in the last century -- and through the human soul." - from the dustjacket. Very goodin unclipped dustjacket. 20.00