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A History of Loneliness

(2012)
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Odran Yates enters Clonliffe Seminary in 1972 after his mother informs him that he has a vocation to the priesthood. He goes in full of ambition and hope, dedicated to his studies and keen to make friends.

Forty years later, Odran's devotion has been challenged by the revelations that have shattered the Irish people's faith in the church. He has seen friends stand trial, colleagues jailed, the lives of young parishioners destroyed and has become nervous of venturing out in public for fear of disapproving stares and insulting remarks.

But when a family tragedy opens wounds from his past, he is forced to confront the demons that have raged within a once respected institution and recognise his own complicity in their propagation.
It has taken John Boyne fifteen years and twelve novels to write about his home country of Ireland but he has done so now in his most powerful novel to date, a novel about blind dogma and moral courage, and about the dark places where the two can meet. At once courageous and intensely personal, A History of Loneliness confirms Boyne as one of the most searching chroniclers of his generation.

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February 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: A History of Loneliness: A Novel
Author(s): John Boyne
ISBN: 0-374-17133-5 / 978-0-374-17133-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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September 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: A History of Loneliness
Author(s): John Boyne
ISBN: 0-85752-094-6 / 978-0-85752-094-4 (UK edition)
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May 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: A History of Loneliness: A Novel
Author(s): John Boyne
ISBN: 1-250-09464-X / 978-1-250-09464-3 (USA edition)
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2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: A History of Loneliness
Author(s): John Boyne
ISBN: 0-552-77843-5 / 978-0-552-77843-5 (UK edition)
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February 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: A History of Loneliness
Author(s): John Boyne
ISBN: 0-385-68330-8 / 978-0-385-68330-2 (USA edition)
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2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: A History of Loneliness
Author(s): John Boyne
ISBN: 0-85752-095-4 / 978-0-85752-095-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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May 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A History of Loneliness
Author(s): John Boyne
ISBN: 1-5012-2032-2 / 978-1-5012-2032-6 (USA edition)
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February 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A History of Loneliness
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ISBN: 1-5012-2030-6 / 978-1-5012-2030-2 (USA edition)
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February 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A History of Loneliness
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ISBN: 1-5012-2031-4 / 978-1-5012-2031-9 (USA edition)
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Title: A History of Loneliness
Author(s): John Boyne
ISBN: 1-5012-2033-0 / 978-1-5012-2033-3 (USA edition)
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Title: A History of Loneliness
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Title: A History of Loneliness
Author(s): John Boyne
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Title: A History of Loneliness
Author(s): John Boyne
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Title: A History of Loneliness: A Novel
Author(s): John Boyne
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Title: A History of Loneliness
Author(s): John Boyne
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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