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As a reader who counts Life of Pi as one of my favorite books, I am thrilled to announce that we have Yann Martel’s next novel to publish in April 2010: Beatrice and Virgil: A Novel. I haven’t been able to get my hands on a copy yet, but I am dying to read it (as I am sure many of you are as well.)  Stay tuned, but I hope to have galleys at either ALA Midwinter or PLA in Portland.  Stop by the Random House book and ask for a copy–I’ll be hiding a few under the skirted table for our loyal blog readers!

About the Book:
The follow-up to the international bestseller and Booker Prize-winning Life of
Pi, this is another novel that uses animals to discuss the human condition, in this
case, to address the atrocities of the Holocaust. At the center of the novel is the
relationship between two Henrys–a novelist and a taxidermist–who collaborate on
a play about a donkey and a howler monkey who have survived a genocide.
Heartbreaking and utterly original, the novel asks enduring questions about life
and art, truth and deception, responsibility and complicity. Like Life of Pi, it will
elicit endless discussion among readers and is destined to become a storytelling
classic.

BEATRICE AND VIRGIL (HC)
Yann Martel
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6926-2
On Sale: 4/13/2010
First Printing: 400,000
Price: $23.00
A Spiegel & Grau Hardcover

BEATRICE AND VIRGIL (AUDIO)
Reader to be announced
CD ISBN: 978-0-307-71515-9
CD Format and Runtime: 4 CDs, unabridged, 4 hours
CD Price: $30.00 US
On sale: 4/13/10

***LARGE PRINT***
BEATRICE AND VIRGIL
Yann Martel
LP PRICE: $23.00/NCR
LP ISBN: 9780739377802
On sale: 4/13/2010

Drop-in Alert: Yann Martel!!

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  • Yea! A new Martel novel!

  • As a huge fan and proponent of LIFE OF PI, I’m going to have to put this release date on my calendar. Wow!

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