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.
Max Porter’s first novel, Grief Is the Thing with Feathers, was published to widespread acclaim in 2015. Sold in 27 territories, it 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. More recently it has been adapted by Enda Walsh into a stage play to be shown at The Barbican.