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, garnered immense praise for its searing exploration of loss, and was adapted into an equally acclaimed stage show starring Cillian Murphy.