The Porpoise - A Novel

Author(s): Mark Haddon

Fiction

'Just downright brilliant... a transcendant, transporting experience' Observer

'A full-throttle blast of storytelling mastery' Max Porter

A newborn baby is the sole survivor of a terrifying plane crash. She is raised in wealthy isolation by an overprotective father. She knows nothing of the rumours about a beautiful young woman, hidden from the world.

When a suitor visits, he understands far more than he should. Forced to run for his life, he escapes aboard The Porpoise, an assassin on his tail... So begins a wild adventure of a novel, damp with salt spray, blood and tears.

A novel that leaps from the modern era to ancient times; a novel that soars, and sails, and burns long and bright; a novel that almost drowns in grief yet swims ashore.

Pirates rampage, a princess wins a wrestler's hand, and ghost women with lampreys' teeth drag a man to hell - and in which the members of a shattered family, adrift in a violent world, journey towards a place called home.

'A breathless, delightful, utterly absorbing read' Guardian

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781784742829
  • : penguin random house
  • : Chatto & Windus
  • : May 2019
  • : 2.9 Centimeters X 16.4 Centimeters X 24.4 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 336
  • : Hardback
  • : Mark Haddon