The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccomatios

The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccomatios

Book - 2004
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earlier in Martel's career, these tales are as moving as they are thought-provoking, as inventive in form as they are timeless in content. They display the startling mix of dazzle and depth that have made Yann Martel an international phenomenon. Book jacket.
and experiences the Vietnam War and its aftermath through an intense musical encounter. In "Manners of Dying," variations of a warden's letter to the mother of a man he has just executed reveal how each life is contained in its end. The final story, "The Vita AEterna Mirror Company: Mirrors to Last till Kingdom Come," is about a young man who discovers an antique mirror-making machine that runs on memories and fashions a unique reflection of his relationship with his grandmother. Written
Here are Four unforgettable stories by the author of Life of Pi. In the exquisite title novella, a very young man dying of AIDS joins his friend in fashioning a story of the Roccamatio family of Helsinki, set against the yearly march of the twentieth century whose horrors and miracles their story echoes. In "The Time I Heard the Private Donald J. Rankin String Concerto with One Discordant Violin, by the American composer John Morton," a Canadian university student visits Washington, D.C.,
Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, 2004
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 0151010900
0156032457 (pbk.)
9780156032452 (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: FIC MARTEL
Characteristics: xi, 208 p. ; 21 cm

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