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THE BESTSELLING NOVEL THE AWARD-WINNING LONDON THEATRICAL SENSATION NOW ON BROADWAY MORE THAN 5 MILLION COPIES SOLD Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he hates the color yellow. The improbable story of Christopher's quest as he investigates the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.
About the Author
MARK HADDON is a writer and illustrator of numerous award-winning children's books and television screenplays, as well as the novels The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, A Spot of Bother, and The Red House, as well as a collection of poetry, The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea As a young man, Haddon worked with autistic individuals. He teaches creative writing for the Arvon Foundation and at Oxford University. He lives in Oxford, England.