New Mark Haddon novel set for May 2019


Vintage imprint Chatto & Windus will next year publish Mark Haddon’s first novel in seven years – The Porpoise, an “ambitious and dazzling” novel based on the epic tale of Pericles, Prince of Tyre.

Promising “exhilarating adventure” over land, air and sea, The Porpoise is about “a journey like no other”. According to Chatto, the “immersive” story will take readers from the present day to ancient times and back again, starting on a plane headed for disaster, switching to the open sea aboard a boat called The Porpoise, and ending with a dramatic chase through dense forest. The publisher said further, beyond all the dangers of the outside world, the novel warns that staying at home may be the most perilous thing of all.

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