• "Extraordinary... The narrative is by turns surprising and tragic in equal measure while its troubling conclusion will stay with readers long after they've closed the book"

    Carlo Gebler
  • "Powerful, poignant and beautifully written. This will become a classic war novel"

  • "Compulsive, stylish and gripping"

    Reader's Digest
  • "A wonderful, sad, tender book"

    Colm Toibin
  • "John Boyne brings a completely fresh eye to the most important stories. He guides us through the realm of history and makes the journey substantial, poignant and real. He is one of the great craftsmen in contemporary literature"

    Colum McCann