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Mark Haddon

The Porpoise
  • The Porpoise

  • ‘Just downright brilliant... a transcendent, transporting experience’ Observer

    A motherless girl grows up in isolated luxury, hidden from the world by her wealthy father. She believes their life together is normal – but as time passes, she has a growing sense that something between them is very wrong.

    She cannot escape, so she seeks solace in her books. Her favourite tales are those that conjure ancient worlds – of angry gods and heroic mortals, one of whom will some day come to her rescue.

    Soon, she will forget where the page ends and her mind begins.

    ‘A full-throttle blast of storytelling mastery’ Max Porter

RELEASED 16/04/2020

Mark Haddon is one of our most imaginative storytellers, whose work has been read and enjoyed by millions. In his most recent book, The Pier Falls (‘Superbly gripping’, Sunday Times), he reworked two mythical legends – Ariadne on Naxos and Gawain and the Green Knight – and turned them into startling contemporary stories. In The Porpoise he takes on the epic tale of Pericles, Prince of Tyre, to stunning dramatic effect.