Beatrice and Virgil

By Yann Martel
(Tsai Fong Books Inc/Tsai Fong Books, Paperback, 9788972883876, 272pp.)

Publication Date: February 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Compact Disc, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback

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“Henry is a writer whose first book was wildly successful. When harsh criticism greets his second work, he retreats from the literary world. A request for help by the author of a strangely compelling play draws him deeper and deeper into the bizarre reality of its writer. While this plot may seem simple, its many-faceted story draws readers into a complex drama of guilt and the attempt to justify a horrific past.”
-- Linda Walonen, Bay Books, San Ramon, CA
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the May 2010 Indie Next List

Korean edition of BEATRICE AND VIRGIL: A Novel by Yann Martel, author of the internationally acclaimed 2002 Man Booker Prizewinning novel Life of Pi, translated into 41 languages. In this book, Martel renders symbolic perspectives on the Nazi's Holocaust employing Beatrice, the donkey, and Virgil, the monkey. In Korean. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

Sunday, Apr 18, 2010

How are we going to talk about what happened to us one day when it's over? That question is at the heart of Yann Martel's new novel Beatrice and Virgil. Host Liane Hansen interviews Martel about his new book, his first novel since the Man Booker Prize-winning Life of Pi. More at

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