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  • Published: 3 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241986462
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $19.99
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Submarine




A funny, fresh coming-of-age story, now a Penguin Essential.

Meet Oliver Tate, 15. Convinced that his father is depressed ("Depression comes in bouts. Like boxing. Dad is in the blue corner") and his mother is having an affair with her capoeira teacher, "a hippy-looking twonk", he embarks on a hilariously misguided campaign to bring the family back together. Meanwhile, he is also trying to lose his virginity - before he turns sixteeen - to his pyromaniac girlfriend Jordana. Will Oliver succeed in either aim? Submerge yourself in Submarine and find out . . .

  • Pub date: 3 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241986462
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Joe Dunthorne

Joe Dunthorne was born and brought up in Swansea. His poetry has been featured on BBC Channel 4 and Radio 3; he has perfored at festivals including Hay-On-Wye and Latitude. Now twenty-six, Joe lives in London. Submarine is his first novel.

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Praise for Submarine

“Excellent . . . the wonderful, Day-Glo certainties of adolescence have rarely been so brilliantly laid out”

Independent on Sunday

“A richly amusing tale of mock GCSEs, sex, death and challenging vocabulary . . . Excruciatingly funny incidents and cracking gags”

Time Out

“Perfectly pitched . . . transplants The Catcher in the Rye to south Wales . . . Dunthorne can make you laugh like did during double physics on a wet Wednesday afternoon”

Observer

“A brilliant first novel by a young man of ferocious comic talent”

The Times


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