The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

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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.show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0552774731
  • 9780552774734

About John Boyne

John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971 and is the author of four previous novels, The Thief of Time, The Congress of Rough Riders, Crippen and Next of Kin. His work has been translated into fourteen languages. He lives with his partner in Dublin.show more