This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
That Mark Haddon's first book after The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a book of poetry will perhaps come as a surprise to his legions of fans; that it is also one of such virtuosity and range will simply astonish them. 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 of his voices, the dark humour and the uncanny ventriloquism - but Haddon is also a writer of considerable seriousness, lyric power and surreal invention. Here are bittersweet love-lyrics, lucid and bold new versions of Horace, comic set-pieces, lullabies, wry postmodern shenanigans (including a note from the official board of censors on "18" certificate poetry), and an entire John Buchan novel condensed to five pages. The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea will consolidate his reputation as our most powerful myth-weavers and spell-makers, as well as one of the most outrageous and freewheeling imaginations at work in contemporary literature.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
..a collection so unusually funny, frank and wry, and so restlessly engaged with examining the received narratives of life. -- Nick Laird, Daily TelegraphBook Description:
In Mark Haddon's first book of poetry, his immense talent for storytelling and his unbridled imagination combine to produce a collection that is at once bold, heartwarming, bittersweet and immensely accessible.
A poetry collection of great versatility and talent from a bestselling author
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Picador, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. AUTHOR SIGNED 1st UK printing hardcover in mylar protected dust jacket/true 1st edition/purchased new, unused; no marks, not remaindered, not exlib, not book club, dj price intact &; full number line/simple author signature, no inscription/fiction. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 3184
Book Description Picador, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. A mint first printing in a likewise unclipped dust wrapper. Unread gift condition and SIGNED by the author to the title page. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-18492782758
Book Description Picador, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110330440020
Book Description Picador. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0330440020 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW99.1069087
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STRM-0330440020
Book Description Picador, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0330440020
Book Description Picador, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1St Edition - may be Reissue. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0330440020n