A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon

By Mark Haddon

A Washington put up Best booklet of the YearA Spot of Bother is Mark Haddon’s unforgettable follow-up to the across the world cherished bestseller The Curious Incident of the puppy within the Night-Time. At sixty-one, George corridor is settling all the way down to a comfy retirement. whilst his tempestuous daughter, Katie, pronounces that she is getting married to the deeply beside the point Ray, the corridor kin is thrown right into a tizzy. not noted within the uproar, George discovers a sinister lesion on his hip, and quietly starts off to lose his mind.As mom and dad and kids crumble and are available jointly, Haddon paints a annoying but a laugh portrait of a dignified guy attempting to cross insane with courtesy.

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