Lanny (Hardback)Max Porter (author)
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One of the most exciting new voices to emerge in print in the last decade, Max Porter’s evocative, original and desperately moving first novel, Grief is the Thing with Feathers, won a host of accolades. His second novel, Lanny, is no less astonishing. Infused with the language and lyricism of folklore and superstition it’s a gripping meditation on imagination's deep-rooted influence on communities and individuals.
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 Mad Pete, the grizzled artist. To ancient Peggy, gossiping at her gate. To families dead for generations, and to those who have only recently moved here. 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.
Chimerical, audacious, strange and wonderful - a song to difference and imagination, to friendship, youth and love, Lanny is the globally anticipated new novel from Max Porter.
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 335 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm
‘...a fable, a collage, a dramatic chorus, a joyously stirred cauldron of words’ - The Guardian
'..it is the familiar gifts of Porter's lyricism, wit, and emotional acuity, undimmed from Grief, that make Lanny such a wonderful little book.' - Daily Telegraph
'It’s not easy to establish the once-upon-a-time, wild-wood atmosphere of this book and make it credible. Porter’s writing taps into some of the rooted English strangeness of Alan Garner, or even Thomas Hardy, and gives it a pared-down energy.'- The Observer
'I read it in one sitting and thought about it a great deal after…I don't think I'll read anything else like it all year' - The Scotsman on Sunday
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