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The Porpoise

The Porpoise (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Haddon, Mark

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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 overpr...otective 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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ISBN 9781784742836
Released NZ 21 May 2019
Publisher Vintage
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781784742836
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Chatto & Windus
Released 21 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Haddon, Mark
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight 409g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress FICTION / Family Life / General, FICTION / Sea Stories
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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