The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon [U.K. FIRST EDITION] 2003 • Jonathan Cape
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon
U.K. FIRST EDITION  JONATHAN CAPE [London]
11th printing. Originally published simultaneously in two hardcover "FIRST EDITIONS", this "Adult" first edition, published by Jonathan Cape, and a "Young Adult" first edition published by David Fickling Books.
Hardcover with dust jacket. Like new.
Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and 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.
Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, fifteen-year-old Christopher is autistic and everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. He lives on patterns, rules, and a diagram kept in his pocket. Then one day, a neighbor's dog, Wellington, is killed and his carefully constructive universe is threatened. Christopher sets out to solve the murder in the style of his favorite (logical) detective, Sherlock Holmes. What follows makes for a novel that is deeply funny, poignant, and fascinating in its portrayal of a person whose curse and blessing are a mind that perceives the world entirely literally.