Odran Yates enters Clonliffe Seminary in 1972 full of ambition and hope. Forty years later, he has seen friends stand trial, colleagues jailed and young lives destroyed, and he is forced to confront the demons that have raged within a once respected institution. Both courageous and intensely personal, this novel confirms Boyne's place as one of the most searching chroniclers of his generation.
John Boyne wurde 1971 in Dublin, Irland, geboren, wo er auch heute lebt. Er studierte "Englische Literatur' und 'Kreatives Schreiben' in Dublin und Norwich.