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A Traveller At The Gates Of Wisdom - John Boyne


Code 9780857526205
The story of all of us, stretching across two millennia. Imaginative, unique, heart-breaking, this is John Boyne at his most creative and compelling.
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About this Book

Author: John Boyne

Date Published: 21-Jul-2020

Some stories are universal. They play out across human history, and time is the river which will flow through them. For now, this is a family story and this family is a father, a mother and two sons. One with his father's violence in his blood. One who lives out his mother's artistry. One leaves, one stays. They will be joined by others, whose deeds will change their fate. This is their beginning. Their stories will intertwine and evolve over the course of two thousand years. They will met again and again, at different times and in different places - from distant Palestine at the dawn of the first millennium to modern-day America and beyond. While the world mutates around them, their destinies remain the same. And fulfilling a destiny may take lifetimes...

About the Author

John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of eleven novels for adults, six for younger 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. Most recently, The Heart's Invisible Furies was a Richard & Judy Bookclub word-of-mouth bestseller, and A Ladder to the Sky was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award in association with Listowel Writers' Week.

His novels are published in over fifty languages.

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An ambitious, epic sweep of a book...John Boyne brilliantly and economically creates a sense of history and place... an enthralling read * S: The Sunday Express Magazine *
This novel combines the pleasures of good old-fashioned storytelling with the excitement of finding a writer who makes you look at the world anew * Daily Express *
Throbs with enduring love, warmth and passion. * The Irish Times *

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