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The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea: Poems

Authors: Haddon, Mark
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: POE005020, POE023050, POE023030
ISBN: 9780307498199, Related ISBNs: 0307275698, 0307498190, 0385662130, 9780307275691, 9780307498199
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 80,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: From the phenomenally bestselling author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time comes Mark Haddon’s first collection of poems.

That Mark Haddon’s first book after The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is a book of poetry may surprise his many fans; that it is also one of such virtuosity and range will not.

The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea reveals a poet of great versatility and formal talent. All the gifts so admired in Haddon’s prose are in strong evidence here – the humanity, the dark humour, and the uncanny ventriloquism – but Haddon is also a writer of considerable seriousness, lyric power, and surreal invention. This book will consolidate his reputation as one of the most imaginative writers in contemporary literature.
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