- by mark haddon
Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world, 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. And he detests the color yellow.
This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighbor's
dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely praised novels in recent years.
has written and illustrated numerous award-winning children's books and television screenplays.
As a young man, Haddon worked with adults and children with a variety of physical disabilities and learning difficulties.
He lives in Oxford, England, and teaches creative writing for the Arvon Foundation.