the forward of THE FACTS BEHIND THE HELSINKI ROCCAMATIOS, Yann
Martel, who is best known for his novel LIFE OF PI, shares how he
spent years honing his craft and writing short stories and plays,
some more successful than others. Now he has collected four of his
best earlier stories (written in the 1980s) in a slender volume
that packs an emotional and creative punch.
The title novella finds two young college friends struggling with
issues of mortality as one dies of AIDS. The narra