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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
 

He is a wise and bleakly funny writer with rare gifts of empathy' Ian McEwanIt was 7 minutes after midnight. The dog was lying on the grass in the middle of the lawn in front of Mrs Shears' house. It looked as if it was running on its side, the way dogs run when they think they a... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781784707637
Barcode 9781784707637
Published 22 January 2019 by Vintage
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Haddon, Mark
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ISBN-13 9781784707637
ISBN-10 1784707635
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Publication Date 22 January 2019
International Publication Date 1 November 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Haddon, Mark
Category Modern Fiction
Adventure / Thriller
Crime & Mystery Fiction
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 232g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Asperger's syndrome - Fiction - Patients
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 962989

Description of this Book

`A superb achievement. He is a wise and bleakly funny writer with rare gifts of empathy' Ian McEwan It was 7 minutes after midnight. The dog was lying on the grass in the middle of the lawn in front of Mrs Shears' house. Its eyes were closed. It looked as if it was running on its side, the way dogs run when they think they are chasing a cat in a dream. But the dog was not running or asleep. The dog was dead. This is Christopher's story, and through this radically imaginative and generous novel, his world is revealed, full of terror, love, strangeness and surprise.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Wondrous...brilliantly inventive...dazzling. Not simply the most original novel I've read in years - it's also one of the best * The Times * Exceptional by any standards. Both funny and deeply moving * Sunday Telegraph * Outstanding. Heartening as well as richly entertaining. A stunningly good read * Independent * Superbly realised. A funny as well as a sad book. Brilliant * Guardian * A remarkable book. An impressive achievement and a rewarding read * Time Out *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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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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