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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a murder mystery novel like no other. The detective, and narrator, is Christopher Boone. Christopher is fifteen and has Asperger's, a form of autism. He knows a very great deal about maths and very little about human beings. He... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780099470434
Barcode 9780099470434
Published 1 April 2004 by Vintage
Format Paperback, Export ed
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Author(s) By Haddon, Mark
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ISBN-13 9780099470434
ISBN-10 0099470438
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Publication Date 1 April 2004
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Export ed
Edition Export ed
Author(s) By Haddon, Mark
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 110mm
Height: 178mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 155g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress FICTION / Action & Adventure, Autism - Fiction, Savants Savant syndrome - Fiction, Autism, Savants Savant syndrome
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a murder mystery novel like no other. The detective, and narrator, is Christopher Boone. Christopher is fifteen and has Asperger's, a form of autism. He knows a very great deal about maths and very little about human beings. He loves lists, patterns and the truth. He hates the colours yellow and brown and being touched. He has never gone further than the end of the road on his own, but when he finds a neighbour's dog murdered he sets out on a terrifying journey which will turn his whole world upside down.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Booktrust Teenage Prize 2003 -- Short-listed for Whitbread Prize (Novel) 2003 -- Short-listed for Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2003
NZ Review A deservedly acclaimed read. Time Out London

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Author's Bio

Mark Haddon is a writer and artist. His bestselling novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, was published simultaneously by Jonathan Cape and David Fickling in 2003. It won seventeen literary prizes, including the Whitbread Award. In 2012, a stage adaptation by Simon Stephens was produced by the National Theatre and went on to win 7 Olivier Awards in 2013 and the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play. In 2005 his poetry collection, The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea, was published by Picador, and his play, Polar Bears, was produced by the Donmar Warehouse in 2010. His most recent novel, The Red House, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2012. The Pier Falls, a collection of short stories, was also published by Cape in 2016. To commemorate the centenary of the Hogarth Press he wrote and illustrated a short story that appeared alongside Virginia Woolf's first story for the press in Two Stories (Hogarth, 2017).

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