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  • Published: 2 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9781784700249
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $22.99
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New Boy




The bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring returns with a tale of jealousy, bullying and revenge in a 1970s schoolyard.


'A compact and intense read full of twists, turns and intrigue' Daily Express
The bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring and The Last Runaway returns with a tale of jealousy, bullying and revenge.

Arriving at his fourth school in six years, diplomat's son Osei 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 in Tracy Chevalier's powerful drama of friends torn apart.

  • Published: 2 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9781784700249
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $22.99
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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