Henry, an acclaimed writer receives a letter from an elderly taxidermist that poses an irresistible puzzle. As he is pulled into the world of this strange and calculating man, Henry becomes involved with the lives of a donkey and a howler monkey-named Beatrice and Virgil-the taxidermist’s ‘guides through hell. Together the three embark on an epic journey. Haunting and unforgettable, Yann Martel‘s searingly original novel is a profound meditation on life, art and the liberating power of stories.
‘Much ingenuity and inventiveness mark [this book] -THE INDIAN EXPRESS
‘Martel is a magician, a hypnotizer with words and images’ -THE STATESMAN
‘Brilliantly told’ -FIRST CITY