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The Porpoise : a novel, Mark Haddon., (ebook)

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The Porpoise : a novel
Title
The Porpoise
Title remainder
a novel
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Mark Haddon.
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Language
eng
Summary
From the Whitbread and Los Angeles Times Prize-winning author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time , a stunningly ambitious, fantastical novel about the theft of female agency by rapacious men and the ways in which archetypal stories can warp history and the present Mark Haddon's breathtaking novel begins with a harrowing plane crash: Maja, the pregnant wife of the unimaginably wealthy Philippe, is killed, but their daughter Angelique 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 Angelique 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; Shakespeare transformed Appolinus into the swashbuckling Pericles in his play. In The Porpoise , as Angelique grapples with the wreck of her life, trapped on her father's estate, Darius morphs into Pericles, voyaging through a mythic world. In a bravura feat of storytelling, Haddon recounts his many exploits in thrilling fashion, mining the meaning of the old legends while creating parallels with the monstrous modern world Angelique inhabits. The language is rich and gorgeous; the conjured worlds are perfectly imagined; the plot moves forward at a ferocious pace. But as much as Haddon plays with myth and meaning, his themes speak deeply to the current moment. As profound as it is entertaining, The Porpoise is a major literary achievement by an author whose myriad talents are on full, vivid display
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1962-
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Haddon, Mark
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6058.A26
Literary form
novels
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Parables
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The Porpoise : a novel, Mark Haddon., (ebook)
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1 online resource.
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online
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9780385544320
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26BCEC22-DA16-4164-8E73-A92F093B72A0
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  • on1102439040
  • (OCoLC)1102439040
Label
The Porpoise : a novel, Mark Haddon., (ebook)
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Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385544320
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
26BCEC22-DA16-4164-8E73-A92F093B72A0
System control number
  • on1102439040
  • (OCoLC)1102439040

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