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Boy A: Movie Tie-in Edition - Jonathan Trigell
Boy A: Movie Tie-in Edition
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“A shocker of a first novel . . . told with extraordinary restraint.”—The New York Times “[Jonathan] Trigell masterfully builds sympathy for Jack.”—Entertainment Weekly “A modern-day immorality tale about the attempted rehabilitation of a child implicated in murder . . . delivered with a horrific... show more
“A shocker of a first novel . . . told with extraordinary restraint.”—The New York Times “[Jonathan] Trigell masterfully builds sympathy for Jack.”—Entertainment Weekly “A modern-day immorality tale about the attempted rehabilitation of a child implicated in murder . . . delivered with a horrific sense of foreboding.”—Arena “A fine and moving debut novel . . . compulsively readable . . . a rare treat.”—The Independent A is for Apple. A bad apple. Jack has spent most of his life in juvenile institutions; he’s about to be released with a new name, a new job, and a new life. At twenty-four, he is utterly innocent of the world, yet guilty of a monstrous childhood crime. To his new friends, he is a good guy with occasional fl ashes of unexplained violence. To his girlfriend, he is strangely innocent and unreachable. To his case worker, he’s a victim of the system and of media-driven hysteria. And to himself, Jack is on permanent trial: He struggles to start from scratch, forget the past, become someone else. A searing and heartfelt novel, Boy A won the Waverton Award for best first novel of 2004; the prestigious John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, for best book in the commonwealth by an author under 35; and The World Book Day Prize 2008 for the most discussion worthy novel by a living writer. Boy A is now a Cuba Pictures/Channel 4 film starring Andrew Garfield and Peter Mullan. It is directed by John Crowley, produced by Lynn Horsford, and adapted for the screen by Mark O’Rowe. The US theatrical release is out now from The Weinstein Company. Jonathan Trigell was born in Welwyn, England, in 1974. He has worked as a TV extra, an outdoor pursuits instructor, and a ski rep. He lives in Chamonix, France.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781846686627 (1846686628)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Pages no: 248
Edition language: English
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Amanda Says
Amanda Says rated it
4.0 Boy A by Jonathan Trigell
Hello there FEELINGS, how are you today?I was ready to give this two stars until the 50% mark. The story moved along a little too slowly for me, a little too haphazardly. Sure, the characters were, maybe great isn't the right word, but intriguing. Ever so intriguing. Still, I thought, this will prob...
Nancy
Nancy rated it
5.0 Boy A
If I hadn’t come across Mariel's review, I’d probably never have found out about this chilling story. To my surprise, it won multiple literary awards and was adapted to film. I really need to get out from under my rock more often. Boy A is Jack, newly released from prison for the brutal killing of...
Born to be Bookahoilc :D
Born to be Bookahoilc :D rated it
5.0 Boy A
E' un libro crudele e doloroso da far male, come un pugno nello stomaco.E' un libro che mi fa sentire fortunata e ringraziare per ogni sciocchezza che possiedo.E' un libro che mi ha scosso profondamente: per me esiste il bianco o il nero, nessuna sfumatura nel mezzo.. E quindi MAI avrei potuto pen...
MochaMike
MochaMike rated it
Sometimes, award committees get it right—often they don’t. The Pulitzer committee may leave you puzzled; the Caldecott or Newbery committees do what they must to arrive at some sort of consensus (often the lack of consensus is apparent in the staggering number of Honor books they also award). With B...
rachelruetz
rachelruetz rated it
4.0 Boy A: Movie Tie-in Edition
Boy A touches a subject that not many are willing to explore or even think about. Even reading the book is a difficult journey, as I found out after I (stupidly) decided to read the ending before I started the book (I HAD to know, right?). The book itself does a good job of exploring the imagined ...
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