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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
Mark Haddon's novel begins with a harrowing plane crash: Maja, the pregnant wife of the unimaginably wealthy Philippe, is killed, but their daughter Angelica survives. Philippe's obsession with the girl's safety morphs into something sinister and grotesque as she grows into a beautiful teen. A young man named Darius, visiting Philippe with a business proposition, encounters Angelica and intuits their secret -- he decides to rescue her, but the attempt goes awry and he flees England by sea. This contemporary story mirrors the ancient legend of Antiochus, whose love for the daughter of his dead wife was discovered by the adventurer Appolinus of Tyre. The tale appeared in many forms through the ages; Apollinus becoming the swashbuckling Pericles in Shakespeare's eponymous play. In The Porpoise, as Angelique comes to terms with a life imprisoned on her father's estate, Darius morphs into Pericles, voyaging through a mythic world
Summary
The award-winning author of <I>The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time</I> presents a fantastical novel about the theft of female agency by rapacious men and the ways in which archetypal stories can warp history and the present
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2019
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10781467
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Haddon, Mark
Dewey number
823.914
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/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Fathers and daughters
Target audience
general
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9780525564409
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2018047987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1054836431
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9780525564409
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2018047987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1054836431

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