by Max Porter
✅ Editor: Faber & Faber
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A child, a family, a village, a community built on ancient soil, a refuge for generations of lives, and the stories they tell. For all time, Died Pope Toothwort has always walked between all of them. Now, moved back from his sleep, attracted by something new and valuable. The guy. Lanny. The author of the Pain is the Thing with Feathers takes flight once more with a paean to childhood, the friendship, and the landscape that questions the very form of the book itself. An exemplary work of sublime lyrical intensity, Lanny is a tour de force of style, substance and near-mythical power. Longlisted for the man Booker Prize In 2019, Not far from London, there is a village. This village belongs to the people who live in it and to those who have lived hundreds of years ago. It belongs to England’s mysterious past and his current confusion. Belongs to Mad Pete, the grizzled artist. Old Peggy, gossiping at his door. For the families of the dead for generations, and for those who have only recently moved here. But it also belongs to the death of Pope Toothwort that he woke up from his slumber in the forest. Dead Pope Toothwort, which is listening at all. Chimeric, bold, weird and wonderful – a song for the difference, and imagination, of friendship, of youth and love, Lanny is on the global level, the highly anticipated new novel by Max Porter.
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