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Beneath the Earth

A collection of stories by

In this collection of twelve dark, unerring and surprising short stories, John Boyne explores the extremities of the human condition in all its brilliance and brutality. The secrets we keep and the ways in which they shape us, the impossibility of shared loss, the lengths we will go to in order to protect our families and the distance we will run to protect ourselves.

Drawing on a host of enthralling characters - a farmer, a cuckold and a teenager exploring his sexuality; good parents, bad parents, writers and soldiers; a student, a rent boy and a hitman - Boyne examines the hopeful and the damaged without prejudice or judgement.

This, his first collection of short stories, is some of John Boyne's finest writing to date. It includes 'Rest Day' which won the 2015 Short Story of the Year award in Ireland.

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Hardback Editions

August 2015 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Beneath the Earth
Author(s): John Boyne
ISBN: 0-85752-340-6 / 978-0-85752-340-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

April 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Beneath the Earth
Author(s): John Boyne
ISBN: 1-78416-099-7 / 978-1-78416-099-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Beneath the Earth
Author(s): John Boyne
ISBN: 0-85752-341-4 / 978-0-85752-341-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

August 2015 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Beneath the Earth
Author(s): John Boyne
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

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