The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

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Retelling The novel, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” is narrated by a 15 year old boy with a form of autism named Christopher Boone. It is about his search for order and stability in his life and how he copes with situations that lack this. At the beginning of the story, Christopher discovers that his neighbour’s dog, named Wellington, has been murdered. He decides to get to the bottom of this and solve the mystery of Wellington’s murderer while writing a murder mystery novel about it. As he begins to investigate the neighbourhood, Christopher’s dad discovers the book and confiscates it. While looking for his book, Christopher stumbles upon a box in his fathers closet containing his book as well as 43 letters. They are all from his mother and addressed to him. The letters are dated after her supposed death and reveal that she is living with Mr. Shears, the man she had an affair with, in London. Christopher is shocked and his father confesses that he lied about his mothers death and goes a step further by revealing that he was the culprit behind Wellington’s murder. Christopher leaves his father that night and embarks on his journey to London to live with his mother. He overcomes many obstacles, but is eventually reunited with his mother in London. After Mr. Shears shows his disapproval of Christopher joining them, his mother leaves Mr. Shears and takes Christopher back to Swindon. Christopher and his mother both live in a small flat and his father has
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