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Lanny (Digital Audiobook)

LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019

By Max Porter, Annie Aldington (Narrator), Clare Corbett (Narrator), David Timson (Narrator), Jot Davies (Narrator)

Publication Date: March 6, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (5/13/2019)
Paperback (4/21/2020)
MP3 CD (5/14/2019)
Compact Disc (5/14/2019)
Hardcover (5/14/2019)

May 2019 Indie Next List

“The genius of Max Porter is that he can write a village in its entirety—a mother’s love for her son, a brilliant artist’s loneliness, a young boy’s whimsical adventures, a mythological creature’s inner monologue, a whole village worth of secrets and wishes and terrible thoughts—and make it into a bizarre but highly enjoyable little novel. You’ll find yourself thrilled by the dark humor Porter captures in his story of one village and its characters, both real and mythologized, as Lanny follows the eponymous young boy and the lives he impacts around him.”
— Erin Mazza, BookBar, Denver, CO
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Summer 2020 Reading Group Indie Next List

“Max Porter again proves to be one of the most talented English-language writers working today. You can read this novel purely to enjoy the sound of the words that float through the village outside London, where it takes place. You should also read it because it delves into mythology, art, parenting, friendship, and the intersection of the mundane and the fantastic. It is a beautiful book that you will want to read in one sitting, then slowly go through a second time to take everything in.”
— Dan Schwartz, Changing Hands, Tempe, AZ
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Description

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2019

Not far from London, there is a village.

This village belongs to the people who live in it and to those who lived in it hundreds of years ago. It belongs to England's mysterious past and its confounding present.

It belongs to Mad Pete, the grizzled artist. To ancient Peggy, gossiping at her gate. To families dead for generations, and to those who have only recently moved here.

But it also belongs to Dead Papa Toothwort who has woken from his slumber in the woods. Dead Papa Toothwort, who is listening to them all.

Chimerical, audacious, strange and wonderful - a song to difference and imagination, to friendship, youth and love, Lanny is the globally anticipated new novel from Max Porter.



About the Author

Max Porter's first novel, Grief Is the Thing with Feathers, won the Sunday Times/Peters, Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year, the International Dylan Thomas Prize, the Europese Literatuurprijs and the BAMB Readers' Award, and was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Goldsmiths Prize. It has been translated into twenty-seven languages. Max lives in Bath with his family.