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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
By: Mark Haddon
Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.
Mark Haddon is the author of the bestselling novels The Red House and A Spot of Bother. His novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction and is the basis for the Tony Award-winning play. He is the author of a collection of poetry, The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea, has written and illustrated numerous children's books, and has won awards for both his radio dramas and his television screenplays. He teaches creative writing for the Arvon Foundation and lives in Oxford, England.
"Haddon's gentle humor reminds us that facts don't add up to a life, that we understand ourselves only through metaphor." -- Chicago Tribune
"Beautifully written. . . . Heart-in-the-mouth stuff, terrifying and moving. Haddon is to be congratulated for imagining a new kind of hero, for the humbling instruction this warm and often funny novel offers and for showing that the best lives are lived where difference is cherished." -- The Daily Telegraph
"A detective story with a difference. . . . [Haddon] has given his unlikely hero a convincing voice-and the detective novel an interesting twist." -- The Economist
"Think Huck Finn , The Catcher in the Rye , or the early chapters of David Copperfield. -- Houston Chronicle
"A tale full of cheeky surprises and tender humor. . . . A touching evolution." -- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"Funny, sad and totally convincing." -- Time
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