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Author Mercier, Pascal, 1944- author

Title Night train to Lisbon / Pascal Mercier ; translated from the German by Barbara Harshav
Edition Updated edition
Published London : Atlantic, 2009
London Atlantic, 2009


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Description 436 pages ; 20 cm
regular print
Summary Raimund Gregorious, Mundus, as his students affectionately call him, is a predictable character. A bookish Latin professor, well-respected, perhaps a little boring. One stormy morning, he encounters a beautiful, distraught Portuguese woman in a red leather coat. Later that day Raimund will realise: that moment changed everything. All of a sudden, nothing in his life feels right. His restlessness is fuelled further when he happens to find a book by a little known Portuguese writer, Amadeo de Prado. The appearance of the mysterious woman, and Prado's prescient words, all seem to tell him the same thing: that he must leave everything behind. And so, early the next morning, he packs a bag and boards the night train to Lisbon on a restless journey across Europe and deep within himself in the hope of discovering somewhere, someone, who makes him feel alive and connected to himself and the world once more
Notes Translation from the German
Originally published in Germany in 2004
Translation from the German
Subject Authors, Portuguese -- Fiction.
College teachers -- Fiction.
College teachers -- Travel -- Europe -- Fiction.
Self-realization -- Fiction.
Teachers -- Travel -- Europe -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Psychological fiction.
Reading nook.
Author Harshav, Barbara, 1940- translator
ISBN 9781843547136 (paperback)