Submarine

Paperback | June 16, 2009

byJoe Dunthorne

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Hello. I’m Oliver Tate, the protagonist.

My ambitions are as follows:
(1) To find out why my father sometimes stays in bed for days at a time.
(2) To find out why my mother’s getting surfing lessons—and probably more—from a hippy-looking twonk.
(3) To lose my virginity before it becomes legal—in just over a year.

There are other, lesser characters in the book: Jordana, my love interest; Zoe, whose only real school friend is a dinner lady; and Chips, an outstanding bully. This book might not change my life. But there is no telling how you will react.

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Hello. I’m Oliver Tate, the protagonist. My ambitions are as follows: (1) To find out why my father sometimes stays in bed for days at a time.(2) To find out why my mother’s getting surfing lessons—and probably more—from a hippy-looking twonk. (3) To lose my virginity before it becomes legal—in just over a year. There are other, less...

Joe Dunthorne was born in 1982, brought up in Swansea and now lives in London. His debut novel, Submarine, has been adapted for the big screen and was released to critical acclaim in 2011. His stories, poems and journalism have been published in the Guardian, Independent, Financial Times, and Sunday Times in the U.K. His second novel, ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.17 × 5.05 × 0.8 inPublished:June 16, 2009Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143056395

ISBN - 13:9780143056393

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A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice “[Joe Dunthorne is] probably destined to be compared with Mark Haddon and Roddy Doyle.”—The Miami Herald“This absolutely winning debut novel isn't so much a coming-of-age tale as it is a reflection on what it means to be a certain age and of an uncertain mind.”—Los Angeles Times “A brilliant first novel by a young man of ferocious comic talent.”—The Times (London) “[Dunthorne’s] precocious talent and cheerful fondness for the teenage male are showcased in Submarine. . . . Oliver’s voice is funny and dead-on.”—The New York Times Book Review “Preternaturally wise, slightly devious and highly entertaining.”—USA Today