The porpoise
Haddon, Mark, 1962- author.

The porpoise

Haddon, Mark, 1962- author.


Personal Author
Haddon, Mark, 1962- author.

Publication Information
London : Chatto & Windus, 2019.

Physical Description
317 pages ; 24 cm.

General Note
Includes bibliographical references.

The flight -- The child -- The porpoise -- The family -- The serpent -- The hunt -- The storm.

'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.

Personal Subject
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Pericles-Adaptations.

Subject Term
Sea stories -- Fiction.
Voyages and travels -- Fiction.


Added Author
Novelization of (work) Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Pericles.

Regular print

LibraryMaterial TypeShelf NumberLibrary
CarlingfordBookF HADDCarlingfordAdult Fiction
Constitution HillBookF HADDConstitution HillAdult Fiction
EppingBookF HADDEppingAdult Fiction
ParramattaBookF HADDParramattaAdult Fiction