A beautiful new Vintage Classics edition to celebrate the 15th anniversary, and 10 million copies sold worldwide, of this wise, blackly funny, radically imaginative novel`A superb achievement. It looked as if it was running on its side, the way dogs run when they think they are chasing a cat in a dream.
A beautiful new Vintage Classics edition to celebrate the 15th anniversary, and 10 million copies sold worldwide, of this wise, blackly funny, radically imaginative novel'A superb achievement. He is a wise and bleakly funny writer with rare gifts of empathy? Ian McEwanIt was 7 minutes after midnight. The dog was lying on the grass in the middle of the lawn in front of Mrs Shears? house. Its eyes were closed. It looked as if it was running on its side, the way dogs run when they think they are chasing a cat in a dream. But the dog was not running or asleep. The dog was dead.This is Christopher?s story, and through this radically imaginative and generous novel, his world is revealed, full of terror, love, strangeness and surprise.
Mark Haddon is a writer and artist. His bestselling novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, was published simultaneously by Jonathan Cape and David Fickling in 2003. It won seventeen literary prizes, including the Whitbread Award. In 2012, a stage adaptation by Simon Stephens was produced by the National Theatre and went on to win 7 Olivier Awards in 2013 and the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play. In 2005 his poetry collection, The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea, was published by Picador, and his play, Polar Bears, was produced by the Donmar Warehouse in 2010. His most recent novel, The Red House, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2012. The Pier Falls, a collection of short stories, was also published by Cape in 2016. To commemorate the centenary of the Hogarth Press he wrote and illustrated a short story that appeared alongside Virginia Woolf's first story for the press in Two Stories (Hogarth, 2017).
"Wondrous...brilliantly inventive...dazzling. Not simply the most original novel I've read in years - it's also one of the best" The Times "Exceptional by any standards. Both funny and deeply moving" Sunday Telegraph "Outstanding. Heartening as well as richly entertaining. A stunningly good read" Independent "Superbly realised. A funny as well as a sad book. Brilliant" Guardian "A remarkable book. An impressive achievement and a rewarding read" Time Out
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