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Boy, the (1998) [Novel]
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The Boy is a penetrating study of innocence and malice ineluctably bound. With his protean sexuality and personality, the boy insinuates himself into the lives of those he encounters. We witness how he feeds their deepest desires, nourishes their greatest needs, and involves them irrevocably in his own intentions.

Original title: The Boy
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classicsPost-modern, Avant-garde, & Experimental

Edition #1: Boy, the

Boy, the (1998)
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Language: English

  • "Like Margaret Atwood, Murr traffics in images so capably that the novel's space becomes a kind of magnetic field, alluring, almost confining...Like the abandoned buildings that are its backdrop, The Boy makes it hard for readers to walk away unhaunted" Washington Post
  • "Naeem Murr's compelling debut novel is reminiscent of the work of John Fowles. There's a stunning juxtaposition of monstrous acts and moody lyrical prose, and a skill with narrative that a thriller would be proud of." Stuart Dybek
  • "[The Boy] has a rare emotional intensity, which shines through...Murr has done more than breathe life into his two troubled protagonists: he has found something genuinely haunting in the city they live in" Sunday Telegraph
  • "It is one of Murr's triumphs that the boy remains eerily ambivalent...I finished the book with barely any sense of him, yet believed in him absolutely" Independent on Sunday
  • "I intently turned the pages, carried along by Murr's dark energy, his sharply intelligent prose, his genius for the unexpected, his keen sense of atmosphere" Margot Livesey, New York Times Book Review
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Boy, the (1998)

ISBN: 0395957907

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