Title Profile & Character Information

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Annotation
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.
This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.

Awards
2003  Guardian Children's Fiction Prize
2003  Costa Book Awards
2003  New York Times Notable Books of the Year
2003  Library Journal Best Books of the Year
2004  American Library Association Notable Books
2004  Commonwealth Writers Prize
2004  Galaxy British Book Awards
2004  Alex Awards
2003  Los Angeles Times Book Prizes
2004  McKitterick Prize
2015  Guardian Children's Fiction Prize

Characters
NameBoone, Christopher John Francis
GenderMale
TraitsAutistic
Motherless

GenreDomestic
Fiction
Literary
Mystery
    --Detective, Teen
Psychological
TopicsTeenage boys
Autism
Dogs
Murder investigations
Deception
Family secrets
SettingEngland