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Praise for "The Absolutist"
"Extraordinary...The narrative is by turns surprising and tragic in equal measure while its troubling conclusion will stay with readers long after they've closed the book." --Carlo Gebler
"Powerful, poignant and beautifully written. This will become a classic war novel." --"The Bookseller"
"John Boyne brings a completely fresh eye to the most important stories. He is one of the great craftsmen in contemporary literature." --Colum McCann
"A wonderful, sad, tender book that is going to have an enormous impact on everyone who reads it." --Colm Toibin
"Political, personal, powerful...a fiercely interrogative novel that asks not just what it means to be a man but also what it means to be a human being in the extreme circumstances of war." --"Irish Times"
"(In) Boyne's fiction, there's a sense that people are fundamentally the sum of their traumas...Boyne's narrative grip is strong." --"Literary Review"