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A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom

ISBN 
9780857526205
Format 
Trade Paperback
Recommended Price 
R310.00
Published 
August 2020
About the book: 
The story of all of us, stretching across two millennia. Imaginative, unique, heart-breaking, this is John Boyne at his most creative and compelling.
 
Some stories are universal. Some are unique. They play out across human history, and time is the river that flows through them.
 
This story starts with a family. For now, it is a father and a mother with two sons. One with his father’s violence in his blood. One with his mother’s artistry. One leaves. One stays. They will be joined by others whose deeds will determine their fate. It is a beginning.
 
Their stories will intertwine and evolve over the course of two thousand years. They will meet again and again at different times and in different places. From Palestine at the dawn of the first millennium and journeying across fifty countries to a life amongst the stars in the third, the world will change around them, but their destinies remain the same. It must play out as foretold.
 
From the award-winning author of The Heart’s invisible Furies  comes The Shadow of My Shadow, an epic tale of humanity.
 
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About the Author
John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of ten novels for adults, five for young readers and a collection of short stories. Perhaps best known for his 2006 multiaward- winning book The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, John’s other novels, notably The Absolutist  and A History of Loneliness, have been widely praised and are international bestsellers.
 
In 2015, John chaired the panel for the Giller Prize, Canada’s most prestigious literary award. The Heart’s Invisible Furies  is his most ambitious novel yet.

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