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Meet Oliver Tate, 15. Convinced that his father is depressed ( Depression comes in bouts. Like boxing. Dad is in the blue corner ) and his mother is having an affair with her capoeira teacher, a hippy-looking twonk , he embarks on a hilariously misguided campaign to bring the family back together. Meanwhile, he is also trying to lose his virginity - before he turns sixteeen - to his pyromaniac girlfriend Jordana. Will Oliver succeed in either aim? Submerge yourself in Submarine and find out ...
Joe Dunthorne was born and brought up in Swansea. His poetry has been featured on Channel 4 and Radio 3 and he has performed at festivals including Hay-on-Wye and Latitude. Now twenty-eight, Joe lives in London. Submarine is his first novel.
Shortlisted for Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2008. Long-listed for Desmond Elliott Prize 2008.