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Beatrice and Virgil
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Yann Martel was born in Spain in 1963. After studying philosophy at university, he worked odd jobs and traveled before turning to writing at the age of twenty-six. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed 2002 Man Booker Prize-winning novel "Life of Pi," which was translated into thirty-eight languages and spent fifty-seven weeks on the "New York Times" bestseller list. Yann Martel lives in Saskatchewan, Canada.

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PRAISE FOR "BEATRICE AND VIRGIL"

"Dark but divine...This novel might just be a masterpiece about the Holocaust...Martel brilliantly guides the reader from the too-sunny beginning into the terrifying darkness of the old man's shop and Europe's past. Everything comes into focus by the end, leaving the reader startled, astonished, and moved." --"USA Today"
..." a slim but potent exploration of the nature of survival in the face of evil..."Beatrice and Virgil" is a chilling addition to the literature about the horrors most of us cannot imagine, and will stir its readers to think about the depths of depravity to which humanity can sink and the amplitude of our capacity to survive."
--Nina Sankovitch, "The Huffington Post"
"Those spell-bound by Man Booker prize-winning Life of Pi wil
PRAISE FOR "BEATRICE AND VIRGIL"
"Dark but divine...This novel might just be a masterpiece about the Holocaust...Martel brilliantly guides the reader from the too-sunny beginning into the terrifying darkness of the old man's shop and Europe's past. Everything comes into focus by the end, leaving the reader startled, astonished, and moved." --"USA Today"
..". a slim but potent exploration of the nature of survival in the face of evil..."Beatrice and Virgil" is a chilling addition to the literature about the horrors most of us cannot imagine, and will stir its readers to think about the depths of depravity to which humanity can sink and the amplitude of our capacity to survive."
--Nina Sankovitch, "The Huffington Post"
"Those spell-bound by Man Booker prize-winning Life of Pi will find much to love in Yann Martel's new work of fiction... In Beatrice and Virgil, Martel again evokes the power of allegory, this time to address the legacy of the Holocaust--as well as the pleasure of fairy tales. At the heart of this novel are questions about truth and illusion, responsibility and innocence, and Martel is able to employ Beatrice and Virgil as sympathetic, nuanced vehicles for his vision. Beatrice and Virgil is a thought-provoking delight."--"Marie Claire
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"Martel's Life of Pi engaged readers with the predicament of a shipwrecked boy and tiger; his new fable is just as inventive, provocative, and artful--only this time the peril is genocide."--"Good Housekeeping
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"Dark but divine...This novel might just be a masterpiece about the Holocaust...Martel brilliantly guides the reader from the too-sunny beginning into the terrifying darkness of the old man's shop and Europe's past. Everything comes into focus by the end, leaving the reader startled, astonished, and moved."--"USA Today
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"Brilliant...with this short, crisply written, many-layered book, Martel has once again demonstrated that nothing tells the truth like fiction.... Anot

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