Random House, Inc. 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.
Baker & Taylor A collection of poetry presents an array of love lyrics, new versions of classical odes, lullabies, and comic set-pieces that demonstrate a versatility of voice and imagination.
Baker & Taylor An inventive new collection of poetry by the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time presents an array of bittersweet love lyrics, bold new versions of classical odes, lullabies, comic set-pieces, and wry post-modern shenanigans, all demostrating a virtuosity of voice and versatility of imagination. Original. 15,000 first printing.