The Resource The porpoise, Mark Haddon

The porpoise, Mark Haddon

Label
The porpoise
Title
The porpoise
Statement of responsibility
Mark Haddon
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'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 overprotective 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
Summary
The award-winning author of <I>The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time</I> presents a fantastical novel about the theft of female agency by rapacious men and the ways in which archetypal stories can warp history and the present
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2019
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10781467
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Haddon, Mark
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1564-1616
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Shakespeare, William
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Sea stories
  • Voyages and travels
Target audience
adult
Label
The porpoise, Mark Haddon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9781784742836
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The porpoise, Mark Haddon
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9781784742836
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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