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John Boyne - A History of Loneliness
Odran Yates enters Clonliffe Seminary in 1972 after his mother informs him that he has a vocation to the priesthood. He goes in full of ambition and hope, dedicated to his studies and keen to make friends. Forty years later, Odran’s devotion has been challenged by the revelations that have shattered the Irish people’s faith in the church. He has seen friends stand trial, colleagues jailed, the lives of young parishioners destroyed and has become nervous of venturing out in public for fear of disapproving stares and insulting remarks. But when a family tragedy opens wounds from his past, he is forced to confront the demons that have raged within a once respected institution and recognise his own complicity in their propagation. It has taken John Boyne fifteen years and twelve novels to write about his home country of Ireland but he has done so now in his most powerful novel to date, a novel about blind dogma and moral courage, and about the dark places where the two can meet. At once courageous and intensely personal, A History of Loneliness confirms Boyne as one of the most searching chroniclers of his generation.
John Boyne - Der Junge mit dem Herz aus Holz
ach ›Der Junge im gestreiften Pyjama‹ schreibt Beststellerautor John Boyne eine märchenhafte Parabel über den Trost des Erzählens Eines Morgens läuft Noah von zu Hause fort. Ein einsamer Waldweg führt ihn zu einem Spielzeugladen voller Zauber und Magie. Hier lernt Noah einen sehr ungewöhnlichen Spielzeugmacher kennen. Der alte Mann hat viel zu erzählen. In seiner Geschichte geht es um Abenteuer, Wunder und gebrochene Versprechen. So nimmt er Noah mit auf eine Reise. Eine Reise, die Noahs Leben verändern wird. Und die auch unser Leben verändern könnte.
John Boyne - The Heart's Invisible Furies
Cyril Avery is not a real Avery -- or at least, that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead. At the mercy of fortune and coincidence, he will spend a lifetime coming to know himself and where he came from and over his many years will struggle to discover an identity, a home, a country, and much more.
John Boyne - Myteriet på Bounty
Fjortonåringen John Jacob Turnstile grips för ficktjuveri och ska kastas i fängelse. Helt oväntat får han en livlina, ett erbjudande om att gå till sjöss. Skeppets namn är «Bounty», kaptenen ombord heter William Bligh och de tar ut kurs mot Tahiti. Myteriet mot kapten Bligh är en välkänd historia, avhandlad i många romaner, filmer och fackböcker. Det nya och spännande med John Boynes roman är att han lyfter fram den unge Turnstile, en charmerande berättare som utvecklas från listig gatpojke till en ansvarsfull och ambitiös ung man på resa.
John Boyne - Stay Where You Are And Then Leave
The day the First World War broke out, Alfie Summerfield's father promised he wouldn't go away to fight - but he broke that promise the following day. Four years later, Alfie doesn't know where his father might be, other than that he's away on a special, secret mission. Then, while shining shoes at King's Cross Station, Alfie unexpectedly sees his father's name - on a sheaf of papers belonging to a military doctor. Bewildered and confused, Alfie realises his father is in a hospital close by - a hospital treating soldiers with an unusual condition. Alfie is determined to rescue his father from this strange, unnerving place . . .
John Boyne - This House Is Haunted
1867. Eliza Caine arrives in Norfolk to take up her position as governess at Gaudlin Hall on a dark and chilling night. As she makes her way across the station platform, a pair of invisible hands push her from behind into the path of an approaching train. She is only saved by the vigilance of a passing doctor. When she finally arrives, shaken, at the hall she is greeted by the two children in her care, Isabella and Eustace. There are no parents, no adults at all, and no one to represent her mysterious employer. The children offer no explanation. Later that night in her room, a second terrifying experience further reinforces the sense that something is very wrong. From the moment she rises the following morning, her every step seems dogged by a malign presence which lives within Gaudlin's walls. Eliza realises that if she and the children are to survive its violent attentions, she must first uncover the hall's long-buried secrets and confront the demons of its past
John Boyne - The Thief of Time
It is 1758 and Matthieu Zela is fleeing Paris after witnessing the murder of his mother and his stepfather's execution. Matthieu's life is characterized by one extraordinary fact: before the eighteenth century ends, he discovers that his body has stopped ageing. At the end of the twentieth century and the ripe old age of 256 he is suddenly forced to answer an uncomfortable question: what is the worth of immortality without love? In this carefully crafted novel, John Boyne juxtaposes history and the buzz of the modern world, weaving together portraits of 1920s Hollywood, the Great Exhibition of 1851, the French Revolution, the Wall Street Crash, and other landmark events into one man's story of murder, love, and redemption.
John Boyne - The Absolutist
A masterfully told tale of passion, jealousy, heroism and betrayal set in the gruesome trenches of World War I. It is September 1919: twenty-one-year-old Tristan Sadler takes a train from London to Norwich to deliver a package of letters to the sister of Will Bancroft, the man he fought alongside during the Great War. But the letters are not the real reason for Tristan's visit. He can no longer keep a secret and has finally found the courage to unburden himself of it. As Tristan recounts the horrific details of what to him became a senseless war, he also speaks of his friendship with Will--from their first meeting on the training grounds at Aldershot to their farewell in the trenches of northern France. The intensity of their bond brought Tristan happiness and self-discovery as well as confusion and unbearable pain. The Absolutist is a masterful tale of passion, jealousy, heroism, and betrayal set in one of the most gruesome trenches of France during World War I. This novel will keep readers on the edge of their seats until its most extraordinary and unexpected conclusion, and will stay with them long after they've turned the last page.
John Boyne - Mutiny On The Bounty
Pickpocket John Jacob Turnstile is on his way to be detained at His Majesty's Pleasure when he is offered a lifeline, what seems like a freedom of sorts - the job of personal valet to a departing naval captain. Little does he realise that it is anything but - and by accepting the devil's bargain he will put his life in perilous danger. For the ship is HMS Bounty, his new captain William Bligh and their destination Tahiti. From the moment the ship leaves port, Turnstile's life is turned upside down, for not only must he put his own demons to rest, but he must also confront the many adversaries he will encounter on the Bounty's extraordinary last voyage. Walking a dangerous line between an unhappy crew and a captain he comes to admire, he finds himself in a no-man's land where the distinction between friend and foe is increasingly difficult to determine...
John Boyne - A Ladder to the Sky
Maurice Swift is handsome, charming, and hungry for fame. The one thing he doesn’t have is talent – but he’s not about to let a detail like that stand in his way. After all, a would-be writer can find stories anywhere. They don’t need to be his own. Working as a waiter in a West Berlin hotel in 1988, Maurice engineers the perfect opportunity: a chance encounter with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann. He quickly ingratiates himself with the powerful – but desperately lonely – older man, teasing out of Erich a terrible, long-held secret about his activities during the war. Perfect material for Maurice’s first novel. Once Maurice has had a taste of literary fame, he knows he can stop at nothing in pursuit of that high. Moving from the Amalfi Coast, where he matches wits with Gore Vidal, to Manhattan and London, Maurice hones his talent for deceit and manipulation, preying on the talented and vulnerable in his cold-blooded climb to the top. But the higher he climbs, the further he has to fall…
John Boyne - A gyáva
1919 szeptembere: a húszéves Tristan Sadler Londonból Norwichba vonatozik, hogy Marian Bancroftnak átadjon egy kötegnyi levelet. Tristan Marian bátyja, Will oldalán harcolt a nagy háborúban. Együtt gyakorlatoztak. Együtt harcoltak. Ám Will 1917-ben a harctéren egyszer csak letette a fegyvert, és kijelentette, hogy lelkiismereti okokból megtagadja a katonai szolgálatot, amivel szégyent és gyalázatot hozott a Bancroft családra. Tristan látogatásának igazi oka azonban nem a levelek kézbesítése. Lelke mélyén egy titkot rejteget, amelytől Marian előtt kétségbeesetten meg akar szabadulni, ha egyáltalán lesz hozzá bátorsága. Akármi történjék is, ez a találkozás meg fogja változtatni az életét - méghozzá örökre. ,,Politikus, személyes, erőteljes... A regény nemcsak azt firtatja szenvedélyesen, mit jelent férfinak lenni, hanem azt is, hogy mit jelent embernek lenni a háború szélsőséges körülményei között." Irish Times ,,Páratlan... Az elbeszélés kiegyenlítetten hol meglepő, hol tragikus... Jelentős alkotás." Carlo Gébler ,,John Boyne abszolút friss szemmel tekint a legfontosabb történetekre. Egy lényeglátó, megrendítő és valósághű utazás során végigkalauzol bennünket a történelem birodalmán." Colum McCann www.johnboyne.com
John Boyne - The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket
There's nothing unusual about the Brockets. Normal, respectable, and proud of it, they turn up their noses at anyone strange or different. But from the moment Barnaby Brocket comes into the world, it's clear he's anything but ordinary. To his parents' horror, Barnaby defies the laws of gravity - and floats. Desperate to please his parents, Barnaby does his best to keep both feet on the ground - but he just can't do it. One fateful day, the Brockets decide enough is enough. They never asked for a weird, abnormal, floating child. Barnaby has to go . . Betrayed, frightened and alone, Barnaby floats into the path of a very special hot air balloon - and so begins a magical journey around the world, with a cast of extraordinary new friends
John Boyne - My Brother's Name is Jessica
Sam Waver's life has always been pretty quiet. A bit of a loner, he struggles to make friends, and his busy parents often make him feel invisible. Luckily for Sam, his older brother, Jason, has always been there for him. Sam idolises Jason, who seems to have life sorted - he's kind, popular, amazing at football, and girls are falling over themselves to date him. But then one evening Jason calls his family together to tell them that he's been struggling with a secret for a long time. A secret which quickly threatens to tear them all apart. His parents don't want to know and Sam simply doesn't understand. Because what do you do when your brother says he's not your brother at all? That he's actually your sister?
John Boyne - The House of Special Purpose
Part love story, part historical epic, part tragedy, The House of Special Purpose illuminates an empire at the end of its reign. Eighty-year-old Georgy Jachmenev is haunted by his past—a past of death, suffering, and scandal that will stay with him until the end of his days. Living in England with his beloved wife, Zoya, Georgy prepares to make one final journey back to the Russia he once knew and loved, the Russia that both destroyed and defined him. As Georgy remembers days gone by, we are transported to St. Petersburg, to the Winter Palace of the czar, in the early twentieth century—a time of change, threat, and bloody revolution. As Georgy overturns the most painful stone of all, we uncover the story of the house of special purpose.
John Boyne - The Dare
At the start of his school holidays, Danny Delaney is looking forward to a trouble-free summer. But when his mother returns home one afternoon, flanked by two policemen, he knows that something terrible has happened. Mrs Delaney has accidentally hit a small boy with her car. The boy is in a coma at the local hospital and nobody knows if he will ever wake up. Consumed by guilt, Danny's mother closes herself off, while Danny and his father are left to pick up the pieces of their fractured family. Told in John Boyne's unique style from the point of view of a twelve-year-old boy, "The Dare" is a brilliantly compelling story about how one moment can change a family forever.
John Boyne - Barnaby Brocket és a szörnyű dolog, ami vele megesett
Brocketékben nincs a világon semmi rendkívüli. UNALmasak, TISZteletreméltóak (erre büszkék is), s lenéznek mindenkit, aki különös vagy éppen csak MÁSmilyen. BARNABY Brocket azonban a születése pillanatától fogva ellenáll a gravitáció törvényének … és LEBEG. Mivel mindenáron a szülei kedvében szeretne járni, Barnaby igyekezne két lábbal állni a földön – CSAKHOGY ERRE EGYSZERŰEN KÉPTELEN! Egy végzetes napon Brocketéknél betelik a pohár. Sosem kérték, hogy különc, abnormális LEBEGŐ GYERMEKÜK legyen. BARNABYNAK MENNIE KELL … A cserbenhagyott, rémült és MAGÁNYOSan lebegő Barnaby útját egy igazán különös hőlégBALLON keresztezi, s ezzel megkezdődik varázslatos VILÁGkörüli utazása … John Boyne Írországban született 1971-ben. Tíz regényt írt, köztük olyan nemzetközi sikerkönyveket, mint a Mutiny on the Bounty (Lázadás a Bountyn), a The House of Special Purpose (A ház, aminek sajátos célja volt) és a kiadónknál megjelent, A csíkos pizsamás fiú, amely két Irish Book Awardot nyert el, a New York Times sikerlistájának élére került, és a Miramax egész estés filmet készített belőle. John Boyne könyveit több mint 40 nyelvre lefordították. A szerző Dublinban él és dolgozik.
John Boyne - Noah Barleywater Runs Away
Eight-year-old Noah's problems seem easier to deal with if he doesn't think about them. So he runs away, taking an untrodden path through the forest. Before long, he comes across a shop. But this is no ordinary shop: it's a toyshop, full of the most amazing toys, and brimming with the most wonderful magic. And here Noah meets a very unusual toymaker. The toymaker has a story to tell, and it's a story of adventure and wonder and broken promises. He takes Noah on a journey. A journey that will change his life.
John Boyne - The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Nine-year-old Bruno knows nothing of the Final Solution and the Holocaust. He is oblivious to the appalling cruelties being inflicted on the people of Europe by his country. All he knows is that he has been moved from a comfortable home in Berlin to a house in a desolate area where there is nothing to do and no one to play with. Until he meets Shmuel, a boy who lives a strange parallel existence on the other side of the adjoining wire fence and who, like the other people there, wears a uniform of striped pyjamas. Bruno's friendship with Shmuel will take him from innocence to revelation. And in exploring what he is unwittingly a part of, he will inevitably become subsumed by the terrible process.
John Boyne - A csíkos pizsamás fiú
A megrázó történet egy kilencéves kisfiúról szól, akinek édesapja egy náci haláltábor vezetője, s ezért a család a tábor mellé költözik. Az unatkozó, magányos Bruno egyszer csak felfedező útra indul a hosszú és magas kerítés mentén...
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