Submarine

Submarine

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Meet Oliver Tate, 15. Convinced that his father is depressed ("Depression comes in bouts. Like boxing. Dad is in the blue corner") and his mother is having an affair with her capoeira teacher, "a hippy-looking twonk", he embarks on a hilariously misguided campaign to bring the family back together. Meanwhile, he is also trying to lose his virginity - before he turns sixteeen - to his pyromaniac girlfriend Jordana. Will Oliver succeed in either aim? Submerge yourself in "Submarine" and find out...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 18mm | 204g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0141032758
  • 9780141032757
  • 254,072

Review quote

'A brilliant first novel by a young man of ferocious comic talent' The Times 'Transplants The Catcher in the Rye to south Wales . . . Dunthorne can make you laugh like you did during double physics on a wet Wednesday afternoon' Observer Dunthorne captures the mores of Britain today better than novelists twice his age. He is sure to write books that declare more than their vocabulary * New Statesman * Brilliant . . . laugh-out-loud enjoyable. The sharpest, funniest, rudest account of a troubled teenager's coming-of-age since The Catcher in the Rye * Independent * 'A brilliant first novel by a young man of ferocious comic talent' The Times 'Transplants The Catcher in the Rye to south Wales . . . Dunthorne can make you laugh like you did during double physics on a wet Wednesday afternoon' Observer Dunthorne captures the mores of Britain today better than novelists twice his age. He is sure to write books that declare more than their vocabulary * New Statesman *
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About Joe Dunthorne

Joe Dunthorne was born and brought up in Swansea. He is the author of Submarine, which has been translated into fifteen languages and made into an acclaimed film directed by Richard Ayoade, and Wild Abandon, which won the 2012 Encore Award. A collection of his poetry is published as Faber New Poets 5. Joe Dunthorne lives in London and The Adulterants is his third novel.www.joedunthorne.com
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Rating details

7,635 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
5 25% (1,915)
4 39% (2,944)
3 27% (2,040)
2 8% (576)
1 2% (160)
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