Joe Dunthorne

Submarine
  • Submarine

  • 'Are we making a bomb?'
    'This is a trust exercise, like in drama,' she says.
    'Are we making a bomb as a trust exercise?'

    Fifteen-year-old Oliver Tate is terrified that his family is falling apart. He fears for his depressed father and is convinced that his mother is having an affair with her capoeira teacher. Deciding that it is down to him alone to save his parents' marriage, Oliver sets out on a campaign to rescue it while also embarking on an even more ambitious goal: to lose his virginity before he's sixteen to the seductive but slightly pyromaniacal Jordana . . .

    'The sharpest, funniest, rudest account of a troubled teenager's coming of age since The Catcher in the Rye' Independent

    'A brilliant first novel by a young man of ferocious comic talent' The Times

Joe Dunthorne was born and brought up in Swansea. He is the author of Submarine, which has been translated into fifteen languages and made into an acclaimed film directed by Richard Ayoade, and Wild Abandon, which won the 2012 Encore Award. A collection of his poetry is published as Faber New Poets 5. He lives in London and The Adulterants is his third novel. www.joedunthorne.com