The Crash of Hennington

Author(s): Patrick Ness

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Love is political, obsessive and utterly strange in the first novel from the author of the Chaos Walking trilogy and new novel 'More Than This'. Love is political, obsessive and utterly strange in the first novel from the award-winning author of the Chaos Walking trilogy, 'A Monster Calls' and and new novel 'More Than This'. Welcome to the seaside metropolis of Hennington, where a mysterious herd of rhinoceros has wandered city streets for so long it's become a civic feature, where the current mayor first met her husband on a nude beach, and where Jon Noth has returned after four decades to reclaim a lost love. Unfortunately for him, that lost love is Cora Larsson, long-time mayor of Hennington, happily (and flexibly) married - and still not interested ...

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'Menages a trois, miracles and thwarted love!This is a very humane and entertaining tale.' Observer 'I can't remember reading a novel in such a compulsive, leave-me-in-peace way since "Tales of the City". Ness weaves sharp dialogue and outrageous plot-weaving with hallucinatory, apocalyptic material worthy of Russell Hoban or Philip Pullman, but the unpredictable result is entirely original. More please!' Patrick Gale 'An ebullient, hectic, surreal satire of an alien yet familiar world.' The Times

Patrick Ness was brought up in Seattle, on the west coast of America, but now lives in London. The Crash of Hennington was his first novel and he is also the author of a collection of short stories, 'Topics About Which I Know Nothing'.

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  • : 9780007292028
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Australia
  • : Fourth Estate Ltd
  • : 0.529
  • : January 2014
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2014
  • : books

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  • : 272
  • : Paperback
  • : Patrick Ness