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Lanny

Lanny

ISBN
9780571340293
Published
02/04/2020
9780571340293
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
224

About the Book

From the author of Grief Is the Thing with Feathers

The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller

Longlisted for the Booker Prize

‘Startling, moving and overwhelming . . . Wonderful.’ Daily Telegraph

‘A devastating, disquieting and exhilarating book.’ Psychologies

‘Books this good don’t come along very often.’ Maggie O’Farrell

‘Stunning and deeply affecting.’ Nathan Filer

‘A magically beguiling work, a triumph.’ Financial Times

‘A thing of total joy . . . thrums with rhythm and life.’ Observer

‘A remarkable feat of literary virtuosity.’ Sunday Times

Not far from London, there is a village.

This village belongs to the people who live in it and to those who lived in it hundreds of years ago. It belongs to England’s mysterious past and its confounding present.

It belongs to families dead for generations, and to those who have only recently moved here, such as the boy Lanny, and his mum and dad.

But it also belongs to Dead Papa Toothwort, who has woken from his slumber in the woods. Dead Papa Toothwort, who is listening to them all.

From the author of Grief Is the Thing with FeathersThe Sunday Times Top Ten BestsellerLonglisted for the Booker Prize‘Startling, moving and overwhelming . . . Wonderful.’ Daily Telegraph‘A devastating, disquieting and exhilarating book.’ Psychologies‘Books this good don’t come along very often.’ Maggie O’Farrell‘Stunning and deeply affecting.’ Nathan Filer ‘A magically beguiling work, a triumph.’ Financial Times ‘A thing of total joy . . . thrums with rhythm and life.’ Observer ‘A remarkable feat of literary virtuosity.’ Sunday TimesNot far from London, there is a village. This village belongs to the people who live in it and to those who lived in it hundreds of years ago. It belongs to England’s mysterious past and its confounding present. It belongs to families dead for generations, and to those who have only recently moved here, such as the boy Lanny, and his mum and dad.But it also belongs to Dead Papa Toothwort, who has woken from his slumber in the woods. Dead Papa Toothwort, who is listening to them all.
  • Max Porter

    Max Porter’s first novel, Grief Is the Thing with Feathers won the Sunday Times/Peter, Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year, the International Dylan Thomas Prize, the Europese Literatuurprijs and the BAMB Readers’ Award and was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Goldsmiths Prize. It has been sold in twenty-nine territories. Complicité and Wayward’s production of Grief Is the Thing with Feathers directed by Enda Walsh and starring Cillian Murphy opened in Dublin in March 2018. Max lives in Bath with his family.

“The writing is stunning and deeply affecting. The plot thunders along. This is a book that resolutely refuses to be categorised but to get somewhere close, think: Under Milk Wood meets Broadchurch.”
- Nathan Filer
“It’s hard to express how much I loved Lanny. Books this good don’t come along very often. It’s a novel like no other, an exhilarating, disquieting, joyous read. It will reach into your chest and take hold of your heart. It’s a novel to press into the hands of everyone you know and say, read this.”
- Maggie O'Farrell

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