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Title:
The porpoise : a novel / Mark Haddon.
Title Variants:
Shakespeare, William,

Pericles.
ISBN:
9780385544313
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Doubleday, [2019]

©2019
Physical Description:
305 pages ; 25 cm
Contents:
The flight -- The child -- The porpoise -- The family -- The serpent -- The hunt -- The storm.
Abstract:
"A fantastical novel which reworks Shakespeare's 'Pericles' into a parable for today."-- Provided by publisher.

Maja, the pregnant wife of wealthy Philippe, is killed in a plane crash but their daughter Angelica survives. Philippe's obsession with the girl's safety morphs into something sinister and grotesque as she grows into a beautiful teen. Darius, a con-artist visiting Philippe with a business proposition, encounters Angelica and decides to rescue her. The attempt goes awry, and he flees aboard a ship, The Porpoise. As Angelique comes to terms with a life imprisoned on her father's estate, Darius's exploits create parallels with the world Angelica inhabits. -- adapted from jacket
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