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Beatrice and Virgil : a novel
Yann Martel
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Summary: Fate takes many forms.... When Henry receives a letter from an elderly taxidermist, it poses a puzzle that he cannot resist. As he is pulled further into the world of this strange and calculating man, Henry becomes increasingly involved with the lives of a donkey and a howler monkey - named Beatrice and Virgil - and the epic journey they undertake together. With all the spirit and originality that made Life of Pi so beloved, this brilliant new novel takes the reader on a haunting odyssey. On the way Martel asks profound questions about life and art, truth and deception, responsibility and complicity.

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Received a letter from Flaubert containing a play and a request for help.

Seeking help from Henry; wrote a play about a donkey named Beatrice and a monkey named Virgil.

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