Beatrice and Virgil: A Novel
Random House Publishing Group
, Apr 13, 2010
- 224 pages
BONUS: This edition contains a Beatrice and Virgil discussion guide.
When Henry receives a letter from an elderly taxidermist, it poses a puzzle that he cannot resist. As he is pulled further into the world of this strange and calculating man, Henry becomes increasingly involved with the lives of a donkey and a howler monkey—namedáBeatrice and Virgil—and the epic journey they undertake together.
With all the spirit and originality that madeáLife of Piáso beloved, this brilliant new novel takes the reader on a haunting odyssey. On the way Martel asks profound questions about life and art, truth and deception, responsibility and complicity.