Drawing on a host of enthralling characters a farmer, a cuckold and a teenager exploring his sexuality; good parents, bad parents, writers and soldiers; a student, a rent boy and a hitman, this book examines the hopeful and the damaged without prejudice or judgement. Num Pages: 272 pages. BIC Classification: FA; FYB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 227 x 145 x 30. Weight in Grams: 442. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: In this collection of twelve dark, unerring and surprising short stories, John Boyne explores the extremities of the human condition in all its brilliance and brutality. The secrets we keep and the ways in which they shape us, the impossibility of shared loss, the lengths we will go to in order to protect our families and the distance we will run to protect ourselves. Drawing on a host of enthralling characters - a farmer, a cuckold and a teenager exploring his sexuality; good parents, bad parents, writers and soldiers; a student, a rent boy and a hitman - Boyne examines the hopeful and the damaged without prejudice or judgement. This, his first collection of short stories, is some of John Boyne's finest writing to date. It includes 'Rest Day' which won the 2015 Writing.ie Short Story of the Year award in Ireland. The collection has also been longlisted for the Edge Hill Prize 2016.
About the Author: John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of ten novels for adults, five for young readers and a collection of short stories. Perhaps best known for his 2006 multi-award-winning book The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, John's other novels, notably The Absolutist and A History of Loneliness, have been widely praised and are international bestsellers. In 2015, John chaired the panel for the Giller Prize, Canada's most prestigious literary award. The Heart's Invisible Furies is his most ambitious novel yet.
Title: Beneath the Earth
Book Condition: New
Book Description Doubleday, 2015. Book Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP95380666
Book Description Doubleday, 2015. Book Condition: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP83036380
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR007176504
Book Description Doubleday, London, 2015. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. First edition, first printing. SIGNED by John Boyne to the title page. Book is in near fine condition. Unread. Page block has small scratch to side edge. Rear board has a few faint scores and side edge has a small dent. The dust jacket is in near fine condition. Base of spine has small crease. Fitted with removable protective sleeve. *All books securely packaged with bubble wrap and cardboard box*. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 004811
Book Description TW Adult, 2015. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 272 pages. 8.74x5.67x1.06 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0857523406
Book Description Doubleday An Imprint Of Transworld Publishing, London, 2015. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Signed by John Boyne to the Title Page. Both Book and Dust Jacket are in As New, Unread condition except for a very small amount of pushing to the spine. This book is guaranteed to be a 1st Edition, 1st Printing. Publishers number sequence 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 confirms that this book is a first printing. The Jacket, which has not been price clipped, is protected by archival protective covering. The book is professionally wrapped and packed with great care with bubble wrap and placed in a special book box to ensure that the book arrives at your destination in perfect condition. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000376
Book Description Doubleday, 2015. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0857523406