The Dolphin People (Paperback)

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Life of Pi meets Lord of the Flies in The Dolphin People, a darkly comic postmodern novel par excellence (Sydney Morning Herald) from Torsten Krol, the author of the critically acclaimed Callisto. While fleeing Germany after World War II, a family arrives in Venezuela and encounters a Stone Age Amazon tribe that mistakes them for dolphins in human form. But the ruse can only protect them for so long in this madcap, imaginative tale.

Praise For…

“Krol is adept at creating suspense while imbuing the story with an unexpected amount of compassion and tenderness.”
-Publishers Weekly

“What an audacious book. I loved it. A 20th century adventure that could only be told in the 21st. Wild, daring, honest, gruesome.”
-Daniel Wallace, bestselling author of Big Fish

“Absurd, frightening, riotously funny, and written with relentless, breakneck velocity.... Utterly surprising and utterly irresistible—a spectacular tour de force.”
-Adam Davies, author of The Frog King

“[Krol’s] writing is sharp.... [He] expertly turns his adventure story into a pointed commentary on the nature of tribal hatred. An unflinching, nightmarish fable with plenty of smarts behind it.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“[Krol is] a mesmerizing storyteller with a taste for grotesque, wildly improbable satire.... [A] clever, gory, suspenseful, and outrageous novel.”

“You won’t be able to put down this gruesome and marvelous novel.... Krol’s writing mixes stark, laconic realism with passages of economical beauty.”
-Chicago Sun-Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061672965
ISBN-10: 0061672963
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: November 17th, 2009
Pages: 356
Language: English
Series: P.S.