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Boy in the World


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/ Lead title A beautiful and moving novel about a young boy's journey from childhood to adulthood from the bestselling author of Four Letters of Love / Issue led fiction perfect for all fans of Paulo Coelho / Four Letters of Love sold over 140k copies in paperback / Competition: Paulo Coelho, Marylinne Robinson, Mark Haddon

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Niall Williams was born in 1958 and lives in Kiltumper with his wife Christine and their two children. His previous novels, 'Four Letters of Love' and 'As it is in Heaven', were published to acclaim and became international bestsellers.


Praise for Boy in the World: 'A tender coming-of-age novel' Daily Mail 'With poetic prose that could have been written by angels, combined with a pace that keeps the reader turning the pages!A Dickens for the 21st century. A spiritually enriching story of such beauty and magic that is deserves a place not just in the 9/11 canon, but also on the Leaving Cert syllabus as well' Irish Times 'At times thoughtful and moving, ultimately it is the empathy the reader feels for the young boy that allows this fine novel to resonate so well' Sunday Business Post 'Williams's style is reflective and moving' Metro 'Using some really stunning descriptive prose, Williams pulls you gently along on a wave of sounds and pictures. He writes differently, a succeeds in creating vivid images that stay in your mind long after the book is closed' Sunday Tribune 'A beautifully crafted story of discovery' Belfast Telegraph 'Emotional insightfulness saturates this novel' Sunday Times

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