The God Boy by Ian Cross, with an introduction by Roger Robinson Penguin Modern Classics, UK.
The first New Zealand novel to be selected for Penguin Classics, it's a subtly crafted and deeply moving story of a Catholic boy learning that simple faith is no protection from life's harsh betrayals.
"The God Boy is a deceptively modest masterpiece...sometimes compared with The Catcher in the Rye or What Maisie Knew...It seems likely to remain a moving and challenging novel, so long as children suffer from their parents' conflicts, and there are readers to appreciate the fine art of first-person narrative."
The God Boy is a New Zealand classic that has been one of the most frequently studied school or university texts. It has been adapted into a play, a feature movie, a TV drama, and an opera.
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