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The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas
Author: John Boyne

ISBN: 9781862305274
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1 February 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.7
A story of innocence existing within the most terrible evil, this is the fictional tale of two young boys caught up in events entirely beyond their control.

Lines may divide us, but hope will unite us ...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.

About the Author

John Boyne is a full-time writer living in Dublin. He was writer-in-residence at the University of East Anglia in Creat...

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