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The Porpoise by Mark Haddon
Jun 18, 2019 | ISBN 9780385544313
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“Staggeringly ambitious, innovative, beautifully written. . .The Porpoise has the pace of a really good thriller, combined with a subtlety and depth that few thrillers possess.” 
–Pat Barker, author of The Silence of the Girls and the Booker Prize-winning The Ghost Road

“A full-throttle blast of storytelling mastery. Ancient and modern overlap in exhilarating ways, it’s like romping through a literary Netflix: an episode of something historical and bloody, then something slick and contemporary, then something really weird and unnerving. . .The Porpoise is a joy to read.
–Max Porter, author of the International Dylan Thomas Prize-winning Grief is the Thing With Feathers

“Mark Haddon cuts down to the grittiness of humanity every time he writes. The Porpoise is a beautiful, unputdownable, ancient tangle with its own sweeping tides and dangerous depths.” 
Daisy Johnson, author of the Booker Prize finalist Everything Under

“An artfully crafted story of layered lives. . .Haddon’s ambitious tale captures the ethos of tragic Shakespearean vibrations and the tangle of lives that magically intersect. The prose is exquisite and elevates this story that blends reality and mythology to great effect.”
Publishers Weekly 

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