After the critically acclaimed Boy in the World, comes the follow-up novel from bestselling author, Niall Williams
Boy and Man follows J as he continues in his search for his father. We left him in Ethiopia under the caring wing of Sister Bridget. But he still feels the pull to find his missing father – the link between his past and his future, and the piece that will link up the jigsaw puzzle of his life. He sets off to search Europe once again.
As moving and poetic as Boy in the World, Boy and Man will appeal both to Niall Williams’s admirers and also fans of Paulo Coelho.
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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 TimesAbout the Author:
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. His latest book, Boy and Man is the sequal to his acclaimed Boy in the World.
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