The Dead Fathers Club

The Dead Fathers Club

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143112945
  • 336 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

A ghost story with a twist-a suspenseful and poignantly funny update of Hamlet

A triumph of originality and humor, this clever novel by British author Matt Haig gives us Hamlet redux with an unforgettable voice all his own. When eleven-year-old Philip Noble is confronted by the ghost of his recently deceased father and asked to avenge his death, the boy finds himself in a thorny dilemma. Revenge, after all, is a tricky business-especially when Philip is already distracted by his girlfriend, school bullies, self-doubt, and all the other challenges of adolescence. Viewing the adult world through the eyes of a young boy, The Dead Fathers Club is a brilliant, quirky take on a classic tale.

Praise

The Dead Fathers Club has much to recommend it. . . . It’s ingenious.”
-USA Today

“Captures a studied, Haddonesque naivete.”
-Entertainment Weekly

“We now owe another debt to Shakespeare, and one to Haig, for re-imagining a tragic masterpiece with such wit, force, and-yes-originality.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Humorous and original.”
-Daily Mail (London)

“An absolutely irresistible read.”
-Booklist (starred review)
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