Thorndike Press

The Porpoise

  • Mark Haddon
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  • ISBN-10: 1432871404
  • ISBN-13: 9781432871406
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.35 lbs ( .61 kgs)
  • 476 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released November 2019



Maja, the pregnant wife of the unimaginably wealthy Philippe, is killed in a plane crash, but their daughter Angelica survives. Philippe’s obsession with the girl’s safety becomes something sinister and grotesque as she grows into a beautiful teen. A young man named Darius, visiting Philippe with a business proposition, encounters Angelica and intuits their secret — he decides to rescue her, but the attempt goes awry and he flees England by sea. As Angelique comes to terms with a life imprisoned on her father’s estate, Darius morphs into Pericles, from Shakepeare’s play of the same name, voyaging through a mythic world in an attempt to save her.