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The Absolutist

The Absolutist

(2011)
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"A wonderful, sad, tender book."
Colm Tóibín


September 1919: twenty-one-year-old Tristan Sadler takes a train from London to Norwich to deliver some letters to Marian Bancroft. Tristan fought alongside Marian's brother Will during the Great War, but in 1917 Will laid down his guns on the battlefield, declared himself a conscientious objector and was shot as a traitor, an act which has brought shame and dishonour on the Bancroft family.

But the letters are not the real reason for Tristan's visit. He holds a secret deep in his soul. One that he is desperate to unburden himself of to Marian, if he can only find the courage.

As he recalls his friendship with Will, from the training ground at Aldershot to the trenches of Northern France, he speaks of how the intensity of their friendship brought him both happiness and self-discovery as well as despair and pain.

The Absolutist is a novel that examines the events of the Great War from the perspective of two young soldiers, both struggling with the complexity of their emotions and the confusion of their friendship.

Genre: Thriller
 
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Hardback Editions

May 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: Absolutist
Author(s): John Boyne
ISBN: 0-385-61604-X / 978-0-385-61604-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Books
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April 2011 : UK Hardback
Title: Absolutist, The (Large Print Book)
Author(s): John Boyne
ISBN: 1-4458-5796-0 / 978-1-4458-5796-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: AUDIOGO
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Paperback Editions

2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The Absolutist
Author(s): John Boyne
ISBN: 1-59051-552-8 / 978-1-59051-552-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Other Press
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May 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: The Absolutist
Author(s): John Boyne
ISBN: 0-552-77540-1 / 978-0-552-77540-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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February 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: The Absolutist
Author(s): John Boyne:
ISBN: 1-4458-5797-9 / 978-1-4458-5797-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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April 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: The Absolutist
Author(s): John Boyne
ISBN: 0-385-66870-8 / 978-0-385-66870-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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May 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: Absolutist
Author(s): John Boyne
ISBN: 0-385-61605-8 / 978-0-385-61605-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Export
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Audio Editions

August 2012 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Absolutist
Author(s): John Boyne
ISBN: 1-4526-0936-5 / 978-1-4526-0936-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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August 2012 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Absolutist
Author(s): John Boyne
ISBN: 1-4526-3936-1 / 978-1-4526-3936-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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August 2012 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The Absolutist
Author(s): John Boyne
ISBN: 1-4526-5936-2 / 978-1-4526-5936-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

August 2012 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Absolutist
Author(s): John Boyne
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   

July 2011 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Absolutist
Author(s): John Boyne
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
Availability: Amazon   

July 2011 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Absolutist
Author(s): John Boyne
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

July 2012 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Absolutist
Author(s): John Boyne
Publisher: Other Press
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April 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Absolutist
Author(s): John Boyne
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Availability: Amazon CA   

May 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Absolutist
Author(s): John Boyne
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   



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