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The porpoise
The porpoise
Haddon, Mark, 1962-2020
Articles
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.
Main title:
The porpoise / Mark Haddon.
Author:
Imprint:
Rearsby : Clipper Large Print Books, 2020.
Collation:
400 pages (large print)
Notes:
Standard print edition originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 2019.Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:
9781004001651 (pbk)
Dewey class:
823.92FICTION
Language:
English
BRN:
2959988
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