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  • Published: 4 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473556089
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192
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Family

Vintage Minis




Vintage Minis bring you the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human – from birth to death and everything in between

'A man is trapped in a hot flat above the shipyard, caring for a wife who will live out her days in this bed, watching this television. Twin sisters are separated at seven weeks and know nothing of one another, only an absence that walks beside them always on the road. A girl is raped by her mother’s boyfriend. A child dies and doesn’t die. Family, that slippery word, a star to every wandering bark, and everyone sailing under a different sky'
Mark Haddon brings his playful, polyphonic imagination to bear on that crucible that built us, for better or worse: family

Selected from The Pier Falls, The Red House and A Spot of Bother.

VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS.

A series of short books by the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human

Also in the Vintage Minis ‘Head Space’ series:

Recovery by Helen Macdonald
Therapy by Stephen Grosz

  • Pub date: 4 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473556089
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

About the Author

Mark Haddon

Mark Haddon is a writer and artist. His bestselling novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, was published simultaneously by Jonathan Cape and David Fickling in 2003. It won seventeen literary prizes, including the Whitbread Award. In 2012, a stage adaptation by Simon Stephens was produced by the National Theatre and went on to win 7 Olivier Awards in 2013 and the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play. In 2005 his poetry collection, The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea, was published by Picador, and his play, Polar Bears, was produced by the Donmar Warehouse in 2010. His most recent novel, The Red House, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2012. The Pier Falls, a collection of short stories, was also published by Cape in 2016. To commemorate the centenary of the Hogarth Press he wrote and illustrated a short story that appeared alongside Virginia Woolf's first story for the press in Two Stories (Hogarth, 2017).

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Praise for Family

“Imagine our joy when Vintage announced that it is publishing a collection of easily digestible books from the world’s most celebrated writers on the experiences that make us human… They look good and read well. That’s win/win in our book.”

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“Literature for the Twitter generation ... there is clarity in the distillation”

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