18 March, 2019
Author: Max Porter
Category: New Books
Recommended by bookseller Eleanor Franzén:
"Lanny is Porter's follow-up to his 2015 surprise hit, Grief Is the Thing With Feathers, and it's just as much of a linguistic knockout. It's the story of a strange, ethereal boy whose parents have moved the family to a commuter village in the Home Counties, and who catches the attention of the village’s resident guardian spirit/Green Man archetype, known in legend as Dead Papa Toothwort. The central section, driven by a frantic search for missing Lanny, is gripping and terrifying reading, but Porter also beautifully captures the seasonal and linguistic rhythms of a twenty-first century English community."