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The Congress Of Rough Riders - John Boyne

The Congress Of Rough Riders

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Published: 14th April 2011
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The stunning second novel from the bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.

William Cody grows up surrounded by his father's tales of Buffalo Bill, to whom he is distantly related, and his fantasies of the Wild West.

Though he escapes his heritage by fleeing abroad and starting a new life for himself, he finds that he is always drawn back to England and to his ancestry.

When his father proposes that together they should recreate Buffalo Bill's stage show, "The Congress of Rough Riders of the World" for a contemporary audience, William refuses to have any part of it. When tragedy strikes, however, it is to his father that he must eventually return.

About the Author

John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of 5 previous novels, including the international bestseller The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, which won two Irish Book Awards, was shortlisted for the British Book Award and has recently been made into a Miramax feature film. His novels are published in over 30 languages. He lives in Dublin.

"Boyne's story has echoes of John Irving's sprawling family epics. This is an entertaining campfire story" Time "A total blast... clever, provocative stuff. A formidable achievement" Independent "A rollicking ride...Compelling" The Scotsman "The charm of history in this book lies in imagining how exciting it would have been to live there" Observer "Boyne is an engaging writer who succeeds in making his readers care about the confused and rather selfish William" Daily Telegraph

John Boyne

John Boyne (born 30 April 1971 in Dublin) is an Irish novelist.

He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and studied Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, where he was awarded the Curtis Brown prize. But it was during his time at Trinity that he began to get published. To pay his way at that stage of his career, he worked at Waterstone's, typing up his drafts by night.

John Boyne is the author of six novels, as well as a number of short stories which have been published in various anthologies and broadcast on radio and television. His novels are published in 39 languages. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, which to date has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide, is a #1 New York Times Bestseller and a film adaptation was released in September 2008. Boyne resides in Dublin. He is represented by the literary agent Simon Trewin at United Agents in London, United Kingdom.

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ISBN: 9780552776141
ISBN-10: 0552776149
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 14th April 2011
Publisher: Transworld
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.31