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  • Published: 11 May 2017
  • ISBN: 9781473549357
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 5 hr 23 min
  • Narrator: Prentice Onayemi
  • RRP: $18.99
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New Boy




One of our most successful historical novelists transplants the tragedy of Othello to a playground in 1970s Washington D.C. : when a young black boy arrives at an all-white school, he finds himself at the centre of a web of jealousy, bullying and revenge.

Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of New Boy by Tracy Chevalier, read by Prentice Onayemi.

'O felt her presence behind him like a fire at his back.'

Arriving at his fourth school in six years, diplomat’s son Osei Kokote knows he needs an ally if he is to survive his first day – so he’s lucky to hit it off with Dee, the most popular girl in school. But one student can’t stand to witness this budding relationship: Ian decides to destroy the friendship between the black boy and the golden girl. By the end of the day, the school and its key players – teachers and pupils alike – will never be the same again.

The tragedy of Othello is transposed to a 1970s’ suburban Washington schoolyard, where kids fall in and out of love with each other before lunchtime, and practise a casual racism picked up from their parents and teachers. Watching over the shoulders of four 11-year-olds – Osei, Dee, Ian and his reluctant girlfriend Mimi – Tracy Chevalier's powerful drama of friends torn apart by jealousy, bullying and betrayal will leave you reeling.

  • Published: 11 May 2017
  • ISBN: 9781473549357
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 5 hr 23 min
  • Narrator: Prentice Onayemi
  • RRP: $18.99
Categories:

About the author

Tracy Chevalier

Tracy Chevalier is best known for her historical novels, including the international bestseller Girl with a Pearl Earring and, most recently, At the Edge of the Orchard. She is also editor of Reader I Married Him: Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and has honorary doctorates from her alma maters Oberlin College and the University of East Anglia. She lives with her family in London.

Praise for New Boy

One of the best diaries of the First World War

Rodderick Suddaby, former keeper of the Department of Documents at the Imperial War Museum

A remarkable insight into the mind of a man who went through WW1 as an infantryman in the trenches, private and officer ... No-one who wants to understand the truth about the trenches can ignore this book

Colonel John Hughes-Wilson

A lost diary of the Great War so brutally vivid you'll feel you are there in the trenches

Daily Mail

Unique ... an unvarnished view of the war's horrors - and its occasional joys

Telegraph

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