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Description - The Congress of Rough Riders by John Boyne

The stunning second novel from the bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.

William Cody grows up surrounded by his father's tales of Buffalo Bill, to whom he is distantly related, and his fantasies of the Wild West.

Though he escapes his heritage by fleeing abroad and starting a new life for himself, he finds that he is always drawn back to England and to his ancestry.

When his father proposes that together they should recreate Buffalo Bill's stage show, "The Congress of Rough Riders of the World" for a contemporary audience, William refuses to have any part of it. When tragedy strikes, however, it is to his father that he must eventually return.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780552776141
ISBN-10: 0552776149
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 127mm x 28mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Black Swan
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Apr-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Boyne

John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971 and is the author of six novels. The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas won two Irish Book Awards, was shortlisted for the British Book Award and has recently been made into a Miramax feature film. His novels are published in over 30 languages and his new novel, The Absolutist, is published is 2011. He lives in Dublin. ww.johnboyne.com

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