Max Porter effortlessly combines England's mysterious past and its confounding present in this enchanting and devastating story.

Not far from London, there is a village. This village belongs to the people who live in it and to those who lived in it hundreds of years ago. It belongs to families dead for generations, and to those who have only recently moved here, such as the boy Lanny and his family. But it also belongs to Dead Papa Toothwort, who has woken from his slumber in the woods. Dead Papa Toothwort, who is listening to them all.

The 2019 Booker Prize
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Max Porter

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As an editor, Max Porter worked on Eleanor Catton’s 2013 Booker-winning The Luminaries and Han Kang’s 2016 Man Booker International-winning The Vegetarian
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