One Big Damn Puzzler
By (author) John Harding
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One Big Damn Puzzler by John Harding
Book DescriptionOn a remote South Pacific island paradise, an elderly tribesman is translating "Hamlet" into local Pidgin English. Much to his annoyance, his struggles with the Bard are interrupted by the arrival of an unexpected visitor. William Hardt is a young American lawyer, he has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and he has come to help. And from that moment on, nothing will ever be the same. For what (and who) he finds there will challenge both his and our values and our ideas about love, life and even death. Bursting with good things, from the islanders themselves - with their curious logic, strange notions about sex and addictive rendering of English - to moments of aching sadness as much as life-affirming farce, this exuberantly original novel confirms John Harding as one of contemporary fiction's most entertaining and observant chroniclers of the human condition.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780552999809
(198mm x 127mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Black Swan
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 3-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - John Harding
John Harding was born in the Isle of Ely in 1951. After local village and grammar schools, he read English at Oxford. He worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine writer and editor before becoming a freelance writer. His first novel, the bestselling What We Did On Our Holiday was shortlisted for the WHSmith New Talent Award. He lives in Richmond upon Thames with his wife and two sons.
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