By Max Porter,

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Book description

Longlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize

An entrancing new novel by the author of the prizewinning Grief Is the Thing with Feathers

There’s a village an hour from London. It’s no different from many others today: one pub, one church, redbrick cottages, some public housing, and a few larger houses…

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Not as outrageous as the other books on this list, but unique all the same. Lanny introduced me to the idea of experimental and literary fiction. In fact, until reading Lanny, I hadn’t written fiction for years. Yet this book swarmed my brain with new ideas poised to push the boundaries of my written ability. Lanny is tender, surprising, sad, poetic, and wholesome.  

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