The stunning and unique novel which is hailed as a modern classic
Russell Hoban (1925-2011) was the author of many extraordinary novels including Turtle Diary, Angelica Lost and Found and his masterpiece, Riddley Walker. He also wrote some classic books for children including The Mouse and his Child and the Frances books. Born in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA, he lived in London from 1969 until his death.
'The book has an evangelical effect on people ... Riddley is an
absorbing character, Hoban's language has a fantastic, rough poetry
and the post-apocalyptic world is chilling and convincing' * Rachel
Seiffert, Observer *
'Russell Hoban has brought off an extraordinary feat of imagination and of style ... funny, terrible, haunting and unsettling, this book is a masterpiece' * Observer *