May 18, 2004
May 18, 2004
After stumbling upon his neighbor's dog, Wellington, impaled on a garden fork and being blamed for the killing, fifteen-year-old Christopher John Francis Boone, an autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, decides to track down the real killer and turns to his detective hero to help him with the investigation, which brings him face to face with a family crisis. A first novel. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
The 15-year-old narrator is an autistic boy named Christopher Boone who is obsessed with (among other things) Sherlock Holmes. When a neighbor's dog is killed, he decides to track down the real dog-killer. As the events are filtered through the mind of an autistic, they take on their own logic--and are often hilarious. Eventually, by his own eccentric methods, Christopher uncovers truths that are profoundly disturbing, and in the process is forced to extend himself well beyond his usual boundaries. THE CURIOUS INCIDENT is the first work of adult fiction by an acclaimed writer of books for young people. A New York Times Notable Book for 2003.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: People + Places / Europe, Medicine + Health, Social Issues / Special Needs, Types of Characters, Literary, Humorous Fiction, Health + Daily Living / General, Family + Friendship
- Age: Teen
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Mark Haddon
- Online Item #: 11953437
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-2144
- ISBN: 9781400032716
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported