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The Pier Falls

by Mark Haddon Author · Clare Corbett Narrator

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'He writes with the craft of Julian Barnes or, even, Truman Capote.' The Times

A Spectator Book of the Year

An expedition to Mars goes terribly wrong.

A seaside pier collapses.

A thirty-stone man is confined to his living room.

One woman is abandoned on a tiny island in the middle of the ocean.

Another woman is saved from drowning.

Two boys discover a gun in a shoebox.

A group of explorers find a cave of unimaginable size deep in the Amazon jungle.

A man shoots a stranger in the chest on Christmas Eve.

In this first collection of stories by the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Mark Haddon demonstrates two things: first that he is a master of the short form (several of the stories have been longlisted for prizes), second that his imagination is even darker than we had thought.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Random House
Imprint:
Vintage Digital
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2016

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 250.5 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 250.4 MB

Mark Haddon (Author)

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...

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