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The porpoise / Mark Haddon.

The porpoise / Mark Haddon.
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ISBN 9781432871406
Author Haddon, Mark, 1962- author.
Title The porpoise / Mark Haddon.
Edition Large print edition.
Publisher/Date Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2019.
©2019
Pagination etc. 475 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Summary Note 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. 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.
Subject - Name Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- Pericles -- Adaptations
Subject Aircraft accidents -- Fiction
Widowers -- Fiction
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction
Mythology, Greek -- Fiction
Sea fiction.
Adaptations.
Mythological fiction.
Large type books.
Parables.
Added Author Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Pericles.
Shelf Location LP HADD
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