The High Mountains of Portugal is a suspenseful, mesmerising story of a great quest for meaning. There are three separate, yet intersected, stories of loss and the grieving process of ones left behind.
It has something for everyone, beautiful, witty and engaging, Yann Martel’s new novel offers us the same tender exploration of the impact and significance of great love and great loss that has marked all his brilliant, unexpected novels. For lovers of magical realism this paints an extraordinary picture full of humour and unexpected surprises. Although, at first it may seem disjointed given the three stories, as a whole it is a gratifying read from the author of Life of Pi.
Published by Text Publishing. RRP: $29.99 REVIEW BY STEVEN GEORGIADIS @ TORQUAY BOOKS