The Porpoise

The Porpoise Mark Haddon

Old myths are broken, and a new voyage begins -- the major new novel from one of our most imaginative storytellers is about to set sail...

‘I really am so very, very sorry about this,’ he says, in an oddly formal voice… They strike the side of a grain silo. They are travelling at seventy miles per hour.

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; in which 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.

  • ‘Mark Haddon cuts right down to the grittiness of humanity every time he writes. The Porpoise is a beautiful, unputdownable, ancient tangle with its own sweeping tides and dangerous depths.’ — Daisy Johnson
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Specificaties

ISBN
9781784742836
Uitgever
Random House UK
Druk
1e
Verschenen
09-05-2019
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
336 pp.
Bindwijze
Paperback Paperback C
Genre
Literatuur overige

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