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The Resource The porpoise : a novel, Mark Haddon

The porpoise : a novel, Mark Haddon

Label
The porpoise : a novel
Title
The porpoise
Title remainder
a novel
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."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Haddon, Mark
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/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Aircraft accidents
  • Widowers
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Mythology, Greek
Target audience
adult
Label
The porpoise : a novel, Mark Haddon
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The flight -- The child -- The porpoise -- The family -- The serpent -- The hunt -- The storm
Control code
000065297629
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9781784742836
Lccn
2018047987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1101197013
Label
The porpoise : a novel, Mark Haddon
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The flight -- The child -- The porpoise -- The family -- The serpent -- The hunt -- The storm
Control code
000065297629
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9781784742836
Lccn
2018047987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1101197013

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