Max Porter at Topping & Company Booksellers, Bath

Max Porter at Topping & Company Booksellers, Bath

7th March 2019

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8 pm

Max Porter presents his eagerly anticipated second novel, Lanny.

Lanny is a story about a family whose village is peopled by the living and the dead. It’s a story about a boy with a gift for friendship and the traces of enchantment he leaves in the closely woven lives around him.

Observing it all, and orchestrating a spellbinding tapestry of voices, is Dead Papa Toothwort who has woken from his slumber and is searching for his favourite. He is looking for the boy.


Once again, Max Porter has crafted an entirely fresh form of fiction. This is a novel that winds across and down the page; that lingers in between fragments of whispers and shape-shifting spirits. It is a novel that tells the story of a remarkable young boy through the voices of those closest to him, and those who would have the most to lose if anything were to happen to him.

Grief is the Thing with Feathers was a sensational debut of astonishing literary merit. Sensitive, thoughtful and stunningly original, it has been a staple recommendation in the bookshop since its publication.  Lanny is one of the most significant literary achievements of 2019; this event promises to be a highlight of the year.