The Porpoise

The Porpoise by Mark Haddon
ISBN
9781784742836
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
336
Dimensions
153 x 234mm

'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.
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'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.
ISBN:
9781784742836
Publication Date:
21 / 05 / 2019
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
153 x 234mm

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