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  • Published: 21 July 2020
  • ISBN: 9780857526205
  • Imprint: Doubleday
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $37.00
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A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom




From the bestselling author comes a novel that defies time and space to bring us a story of the human race as we know it. Imaginative, unique, heartbreaking, it is Boyne's most adventurous novel yet.

Some stories are universal. Some are unique. They play out across human history, and time is the river that flows through them.
This story starts with a family. For now, it is a father and a mother with two sons. One with his father’s violence in his blood. One with his mother’s artistry. One leaves. One stays. They will be joined by others whose deeds will determine their fate. It is a beginning.

Their stories will intertwine and evolve over the course of two thousand years. They will meet again and again at different times and in different places. From Palestine at the dawn of the first millennium and journeying across fifty countries to a life amongst the stars in the third, the world will change around them, but their destinies remain the same. It must play out as foretold.
From the award-winning author of The Heart’s invisible Furies comes The Traveller At The Gates Of Wisdom, an epic tale of humanity.

  • Pub date: 21 July 2020
  • ISBN: 9780857526205
  • Imprint: Doubleday
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $37.00

About the Author

John Boyne

John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of eleven novels for adults, five for young readers and a collection of short stories. Perhaps best known for his 2006 multi-award-winning book The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, John’s other novels, notably The Absolutist and A History of Loneliness, have been widely praised and are international bestsellers. Most recently, The Heart's Invisible Furies was a Richard & Judy Bookclub word-of-mouth bestseller.

His novels are published in over fifty languages.

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