Waiting on Wednesday -- Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Well, I didn't have to wait -- my ARC came yesterday. Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel -- yea!!! I loved Life of Pi and was eagerly anticipating his new one.
Here the scoop from Spiegel & Grau:
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. (lay down date, April 13, 2010)
Oodles of issues to be discussed in book groups. Can't wait to dig in!