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Author Haddon, Mark, 1962-

Title The curious incident of the dog in the night-time / Mark Haddon.

Publication Info. New York : Doubleday, 2003.
©2002

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Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Display Shelf  F HADDON c.2  DUE 07-13-22
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Adult Fiction  FICTION HADDON c.2  Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Adult Fiction  F HADDON    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  FICTION HADDON c.2  Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  FICTION HADDON    DUE 07-05-22
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Teen  YA BKCD HAD    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  F HADDON c.2  Check Shelf
 Enfield, Pearl Street Branch Library - Basement Materials  F HADDON    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  F HADDON    Check Shelf
 Granby, Main Library - Adult  BOOK CLUB HADDON    Check Shelf

Edition First edition.
Description 226 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Note Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically-gifted, autistic fifteen-year-old boy, decides to investigate the murder of a neighbor's dog and uncovers secret information about his mother.
Summary 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. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. Routine, order and predictability shelter him from the messy, wider world. Then, at fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbor’s dog, Wellington, impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer and turns to his favorite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As he tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, we are drawn into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotion. The effect is dazzling, making for a novel that is deeply funny, poignant, and fascinating in its portrayal of a person whose curse and blessing is a mind that perceives the world literally.
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.4 10.0 72354.
Subject Autism -- Fiction.
Savants (Savant syndrome) -- Fiction.
England -- Fiction.
ISBN 0385509456
0385512104
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