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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
 

Christopher is 15 and lives in Swindon with his father. He has Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism. He is obsessed with maths, science and Sherlock Holmes but finds it hard to understand other people. When he discovers a dead dog on a neighbour's lawn he decides to solve the my... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780099496939
Barcode 9780099496939
Published 1 January 2010 by Vintage
Format Paperback, Limited edition
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Author(s) By Haddon, Mark
Series Vintage Future Classics
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ISBN-13 9780099496939
ISBN-10 0099496933
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage Classics
Publication Date 1 January 2010
International Publication Date 4 February 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Limited edition
Edition Limited edition
Author(s) By Haddon, Mark
Series Vintage Future Classics
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 213g
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

Christopher is 15 and lives in Swindon with his father. He has Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism. He is obsessed with maths, science and Sherlock Holmes but finds it hard to understand other people. When he discovers a dead dog on a neighbour's lawn he decides to solve the mystery and write a detective thriller about it. As in all good detective stories, however, the more he unearths, the deeper the mystery gets - for both Christopher and the rest of his family.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review * 'Haddon's book is a peculiar thing - a kind of James Joyce for kids - but a genre-busting gem, nevertheless' - The Observer * 'Engaging, warm, humorous and poignant at the same time' - The Scotsman * 'This book is amazing... A must read' - Martina Evans, Irish Post * 'Mark Haddon's portrayal of an emotionally dissociated mind is a superb achievement. He is a wise and bleakly funny writer with rare gifts of empathy' Ian McEwan

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Author's Bio

Mark Haddon is an author, illustrator and screenwriter who has written fifteen books for children and won two BAFTAs. His bestselling novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time won seventeen literary prizes, including the Whitbread Award. His poetry collection, The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea, was published by Picador in 2005, and his last novel, The Red House, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2012. His most recent title is short story collection The Pier Falls. He lives in Oxford.

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