“A shocker of a primary novel . . . informed with striking restraint.”—The long island Times
“[Jonathan] Trigell masterfully builds sympathy for Jack.”—Entertainment Weekly
“A modern day immorality story in regards to the tried rehabilitation of a kid implicated in homicide . . . brought with a bad experience of foreboding.”—Arena
“A tremendous and relocating debut novel . . . compulsively readable . . . a unprecedented treat.”—The Independent
A is for Apple. a foul apple.
Jack has spent so much of his lifestyles in juvenile associations; he’s approximately to be published with a brand new identify, a brand new activity, and a brand new existence. At twenty-four, he's completely blameless of the area, but responsible of a titanic youth crime.
To his new neighbors, he's a great man with occasional fl ashes of unexplained violence. To his female friend, he's unusually blameless and unreachable. To his case employee, he’s a sufferer of the method and of media-driven hysteria.
And to himself, Jack is on everlasting trial: He struggles to begin from scratch, put out of your mind the previous, turn into an individual else.
A searing and heartfelt novel, Boy A received the Waverton Award for most sensible first novel of 2004; the celebrated John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, for top e-book within the commonwealth by way of an writer below 35; and the area publication Day Prize 2008 for the main dialogue valuable novel via a residing writer.
Boy A is now a Cuba Pictures/Channel four movie starring Andrew Garfield and Peter Mullan. it really is directed via John Crowley, produced via Lynn Horsford, and tailored for the monitor via Mark O’Rowe. the U.S. theatrical free up is out now from The Weinstein Company.
Jonathan Trigell was once born in Welwyn, England, in 1974. He has labored as a television additional, an outside targets teacher, and a ski rep. He lives in Chamonix, France.