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The Anatomy School By Bernard MacLaverty

The Anatomy School
by Bernard MacLaverty

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This is the story of the growing up of Martin Brennan, a troubled boy in troubled times, a boy who knows all the questions but none of the answers.
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The Anatomy School by Bernard MacLaverty

This is the story of the growing up of Martin Brennan, a troubled boy in troubled times, a boy who knows all the questions but none of the answers. This is Belfast in the late sixties. Before he can become an adult, Martin must unravel the sacred and contradictory mysteries of religion, science and sex; he must learn the value of friendship; but most of all he must pass his exams - at any cost. A book that celebrates the desire to speak and the need to say nothing, The Anatomy School moves from the enforced silence of Martin's Catholic school retreat, through the hilarious tea-and-biscuits repartee of his eccentric elders to the awkward wit and loose profanity of his two friends - the charismatic Kavanagh and the subversive Blaise Foley. An absorbing, tense and often very funny novel which takes Martin from the initiations of youth to the devoutly-wished-for consummation of the flesh, Bernard MacLaverty's new book is a remarkable re-creation of the high anxieties and deep joys of learning to find a place in the world.

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The Anatomy School Reviews


"MacLaverty is a master of many moods and this genial, intelligent novel finds him at his best" * Sunday Telegraph *
"A brilliant novel" * Daily Telegraph *
"A zestfully funny novel of male adolescence" * Sunday Times *
"Novels of this quality should never end" * Irish Independent *
"A zestfully funny novel of male adolescence" * Sunday Times *

About Bernard MacLaverty


Bernard MacLaverty lives in Glasgow. He has written five collections of stories and four other novels, including Grace Notes which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year Award. He has written versions of his fiction for other media - radio and television plays, screenplays and libretti.

Additional information

GOR001142833
The Anatomy School by Bernard MacLaverty
Bernard MacLaverty
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2002-10-03
368
0099428466
9780099428466
N/A
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