Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios / Edition 1

Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios / Edition 1

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by Yann Martel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0156032457

ISBN-13: 2900156032451

Pub. Date: 09/05/2005

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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…  See more details below

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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., 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 son he has just executed reveal how each life is contained in its end. The final story, "The Challenges of Science," chronicles how when fantasy and reality meet, even one of the great minds of science is confounded.

Written 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 that startling mix of dazzle and depth that have made Yann Martel an international phenomenon.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900156032451
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/05/2005
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
228

Table of Contents

The Facts behind the Helsinki Roccamatios
The Time I Heard The Private Donald J. Rankin String Concerto with One Discordant Violin, by the American Composer John Morton
Manners of Dying
The Mirror Machine

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