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THE FACTS BEHIND THE HELSINKI ROCCAMATIOS by  Yann Martel - First American Edition 1st Printing - 2004 - from Joe Staats, Bookseller (SKU: 019953)

THE FACTS BEHIND THE HELSINKI ROCCAMATIOS

THE FACTS BEHIND THE HELSINKI ROCCAMATIOS by  Yann Martel - First American Edition 1st Printing - 2004 - from Joe Staats, Bookseller (SKU: 019953)
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THE FACTS BEHIND THE HELSINKI ROCCAMATIOS

by Martel, Yann

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ISBN 10
0151010900
ISBN 13
9780151010905
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Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.: Harcourt, 2004. First American Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. As New/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Author of LIFE OF PI and BEATRICE AND VIRGIL. As new, in fine, mylar-protected dust jacket. L99

Synopsis

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 Mirror Machine", is about a young man who discovers an antique mirror-making machine in his grandmother's attic. The man's fascination with the object is juxtaposed with the longwinded reminiscences it evokes from his grandmother. 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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Bookseller
Joe Staats, Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
019953
Title
THE FACTS BEHIND THE HELSINKI ROCCAMATIOS
Author
Martel, Yann
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
New As New
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First American Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0151010900
ISBN 13
9780151010905
Publisher
Harcourt
Place of Publication
Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.
Date Published
2004
Pages
208
Product_type
2
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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