The High Mountains of Portugal
A NovelDownloadable Audiobook - 2016
An allegorical novel in three parts is set in the fictional High Mountains of 17th-century Portugal and beyond, where characters explore questions of loss and faith while on a quest, while tackling ghosts and in the contemporary world. By the award-winning author of Life of Pi. Simultaneous.
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In Lisbon in 1904, a young man named Tomás discovers an old journal. It hints at the existence of an extraordinary artifact that-if he can find it-would redefine history. Traveling in one of Europe's earliest automobiles, he sets out in search of this strange treasure.
Thirty-five years later, a Portuguese pathologist devoted to the murder mysteries of Agatha Christie finds himself at the center of a mystery of his own and drawn into the consequences of Tomás'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 with an unusual companion: a chimpanzee. And there the century-old quest will come to an unexpected 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, humor, and endless surprise, it takes the listener on a road trip through Portugal in the last century-and through the human soul.