Books Shark by Will Self Hardcover, 466 pages, Pgw, List Price: $26 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleSharkAuthorWill Self Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary In a prequel to Umbrella, a renegade psychiatrist has a revelation about the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, spurred on by an LSD trip he took five years prior while seeing the movie Jaws in 1975. 15,000 first printing. Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Also by Will Self The Book of Dave Umbrella The Butt Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Shark Review Book Reviews Will Self's 'Shark' Swims In A Chaotic Sea November 9, 2014 Featuring the same time frame and some of the same characters as his last novel, Umbrella, Shark continues Self's modernist exploration of the human psyche and the violence done by modern society.