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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 25/10/2007
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WINNER OF THE WORLD BOOK DAY - BOOKS TO TALK ABOUT PRIZE 2008 WINNER OF THE JOHN LLEWELLYN RHYS PRIZE 2005 WINNER OF THE WAVERTON GOOD READ PRIZE 2005 ?A is for Apple. A bad apple.? Jack has spent most of his life in juvenile institutions, to be released with a new name, new job, new life. At 24, 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 flashes of unexpected violence. To his new girlfriend, he is strangely inexperienced 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: can he really start from scratch, forget the past, become someone else? Is a new name enough? Can Jack ever truly connect with his new friends while hiding a monstrous secret? This searing and heartfelt novel is a devastating indictment of society?s inability to reconcile childhood innocence with reality.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781846686627
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 200 x 130 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Creepy and involving... From the beginning, Trigell weaves a sense of drama and a disturbing feeling of inevitability * Independent *
Trigell brilliantly depicts the pressures of living with a terrible secret... written with a naive clarity which evokes the unfamiliar wonders of the outside world * Guardian *
A challenging novel of atrocity and redemption... [A] fast-paced, thought provoking read, perhaps all the more significant for the questions it can't answer * Big Issue *

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“Compelling”

This book was so amazing! The detail of everything put into perspective how quickly the world changes. The writer did a really great job at making it very casual but in away that struck you right in the chest. Despite... More

Paperback edition
16th September 2013
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“Boy A”

Incredibly well written.An excellent first novel!

Paperback edition
5th March 2008
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“Hard Hitting and Thought Provoking”

At long last, I've finally gotten around to reading Boy A. I really enjoyed the film adaptation of this novel some years ago and wanted to leave a good while before reading the book. I was prompted to pick it up... More

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5th June 2011
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