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The facts behind the Helsinki Roccamatios

The facts behind the Helsinki Roccamatios

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Published by Canongate Books in Edinburgh, Scotland .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Paginationxii, 239p.
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24366098M
ISBN 101841956082

The facts behind the Helsinki Roccamatios --The time I heard the private Donald J. Rankin string concerto with one discordant violin, by the American composer John Morton --Manners of dying --The Vita Aeterna Mirror Company: mirrors to last till kingdom come. Responsibility: Yann Martel. More information: ;   Yann Martel is the author of a short story collection, The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, and of four novels, Self, Beatrice & Virgil, Life of Pi (for which he was awarded the Man Booker Prize), and his latest, The High Mountains of Portugal. Life of Pi was adapted for the silver screen by Ang Lee, garnering four Oscars/5(K).

PRAISE FOR THE FACTS BEHIND THE HELSINKI ROCCAMATIOS Each of these stories is a performance, a high-wire act in which the author sets himself an unusual challenge and dazzles us as he pulls it off. " - The Washington Post Book World/5(14). Editions for The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (H Cited by: 3.

The facts behind the Helsinki Roccamatios --The time I heard the Private Donald J. Rankin String Concerto with one discordant violin, by the American composer John Morton --Manners of dying --The Vita Aeterna Mirror Company: mirrors that last til kingdom come. Responsibility: Yann Martel. This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Novels by Yann Martel, Life of Pi, Self, the Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not /5.


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In The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, a novella of about 85 pages, the main character describes how he touches the life of his friend (Paul) dying of AIDS.

Together they write stories based on historical facts from each year of the 20th century/5. All are absorbing and memorable, however, the prize goes to the title story. I laughed and cried my way through the Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios.

It was worth getting the entire set for this story alone. The other 3 stories then become bonuses in a most worthwhile collection. Read more. One person found this helpful. Helpful.4/5(32). PRAISE FOR THE FACTS BEHIND THE HELSINKI ROCCAMATIOS "Each of these stories is a performance, a high-wire act in which the author sets himself an unusual challenge and dazzles us as he pulls it off.

"--The Washington Post Book World4/5(32). PRAISE FOR THE FACTS BEHIND THE HELSINKI ROCCAMATIOS "Each of these stories is a performance, a high-wire act in which the author sets himself an unusual challenge and dazzles us as he pulls it off.

"--The Washington Post Book World4/5(32). PRAISE FOR THE FACTS BEHIND THE HELSINKI ROCCAMATIOS "Each of these stories is a performance, a high-wire act in which the author sets himself an unusual challenge and dazzles us as he pulls it off.

"— The Washington Post Book World/5(10). Roccamatios, a Helsinki family of Italian origin, will mirror the events of the 20th century. Soon, the young men find parallels in Paul's life and dying in history.

Their story is about the troubled century with moments of hope and it is implicitly Paul's story of dying as well. Heartbreaking and well written as it is, it is sometimes difficult.

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The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios by Yann Martel pp, Canongate, £ This collection of short stories was first published more than a decade ago, when the Canadian writer Yann Martel Author: Christopher Priest.

The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios. The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios. Top Navigation. Explore. Yann Martel’s slip of a book Author: Jennifer Reese. THE FACTS BEHIND THE HELSINKI ROCCAMATIOS Yann Martel, Author. Harcourt $23 (p) ISBN The book closes with a surreal fable.

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The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios is a story of a young man helping his college friend as he struggles with and ultimately succumbs to AIDS. The two men meet often over several months and collaboratively create a story, whose narrative line loosely follows the major events of the 20th century, starting with Cited by: 3.

Two of the stories in The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios are merely sophomoric experiments in narrative style. “Manners of Dying” consists of nine versions of a letter from a prison warden. The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios was re-published in with edits and a new introduction by the author.

“The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios” is the opening story of the volume. The narrator’s younger friend Paul has contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion administered after a car accident. He is dying. The facts behind the Helsinki Roccamatios --The time I heard the private Donald J.

Rankin string concerto with one discordant violin, by the American composer John Morton --Manners of dying --The Vita Aeterna Mirror Company: mirrors to lasttill kingdom come. Responsibility: Yann Martel. The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios The title story is the longest, about the first person narrator accompanying a young man Paul, who is dying of AIDs, through his last days.

To help Paul cope with the endless days in hospital, the narrator decides that they will write a book together about a fictional family, the Roccamatios from Helsinki. Book reviews. The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios Yann Martel Review by Michael Alec Rose.

December Yann Martel begins both this set of four early stories (collected here for the first time) and his Man Booker Prize-winning novel, Life of Pi, with an "Author's Note." On both occasions, he reflects with gentle deprecation upon. The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios is an interesting exploration into the mind of a man who supported a friend as he was dying of AIDS.

It's also a bit of a quicky history lesson. Only one. Buy The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios by Martel, Yann from Amazon's Fiction Books Store.

Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios: : Martel, Yann: Books4/5(24). The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios. By: This book has 4 stories, two of which I enjoy and two others that were so, so.

If you are looking for a short book, this book would be OK. Don't expect the same kind of writing he did on his two books I mentioned early. The last story I did chuckled a lot.After studying philosophy at Trent University and while doing various odd jobs—tree planting, dishwashing, working as a security guard—he began to write.

He is the prize-winning author of The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, a collection of short stories, and of Self, a novel, both of them published internationally. He has been living. The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle.

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