The High Mountains of Portugal

high mountains of portugalThe High Mountains of Portugal

by Yann Martel
General Fiction
Spiegel & Grau
Paperback, 368 pages
$16.00

Sorrow connects this novel’s three main story lines, which follow three grieving men. Martel, who won the Man Booker Prize in 2002 for his novel Life of Pi, opens with the story of Tomás in early-1900s Lisbon: Reeling from a series of deaths in quick succession, he sets out across Portugal in search of a priest’s lost relic.