BOY A - A NOVEL BY JON TRIGELL

01 April 2004


Natives overseas manager, Jon Trigell, has made his literary debut with the excellent novel 'Boy A'. It is truly an excellent read, and we are proud to present this review.

Childhood crime
‘A is for Apple. A bad apple.’ A man walks alongside a teenager called Jack. Nobody would suspect anything out of the ordinary. Unless they knew that Jack had chosen his own name from The Big Book of Boys’ Names, or that he shed his old name along with his old life. Jack is an institutionalised young man, utterly innocent of the world, yet guilty of a monstrous childhood crime.

This searing and heartfelt novel perfectly captures Jack’s bewilderment and exhilaration as he approaches adulthood in his new world and the effect on him and those around him of media manipulated hysteria. Boy A is a devastating indictment of society’s attempt to rehabilitate such children, while treating them as a species apart.‘

'Boy A is a disturbing and compelling first novel, rooted in the morals of our times - one that raises questions about the nature of forgiveness. It is also a book about identity. It asks how a young man can create a future when he is shackled to past guilt . . . and how he can find inner truth when he is forced to live a lie.’ - Martyn Bedford, author of The Houdini Girl

About the author
TomJonathan Trigell was born in 1974 and lived in St Albans and Manchester before becoming a ski instructor and moving to moving to the French Alps. In 2001 he was resort reporter for Natives in Val Thorens and the following year moved to Chamonix, becoming Natives Overseas Manager. In 2002 he completed an MA in novel writing in Manchester. He is now working on his second novel, Cham. Boy A is now available to order online.

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