Submarine by Joe Dunthorne
'Excellent . . . the wonderful, Day-Glo certainties of adolescence have rarely been so brilliantly laid out' Independent on Sunday
Meet Oliver Tate, fifteen years old. 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.
'A richly amusing tale of mock GCSEs, sex, death and challenging vocabulary . . . Excruciatingly funny incidents and cracking gags' Time Out
'Perfectly pitched . . . 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
'A brilliant first novel by a young man of ferocious comic talent' The Times
Paperback | 304 pages
129 x 198 x 18mm | 204g
05 Feb 2009
Penguin Books Ltd
London, United Kingdom
A secondhand book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minor scuff marks along the edges, and tiny punctures on the front cover, but no holes or tears. All pages are undamaged, with minimal scruff marks but no creasing or tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.