Daniel Magariel

One Of The Boys By Daniel Magariel

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A riveting and emotionally harrowing novel about two young brothers and their physically and psychologically abusive father.

The three of them—a twelve-year-old boy, his older brother, their father—have won the war: the father’s term for his bitter divorce and custody battle. They leave their Kansas home and drive through the night to Albuquerque, eager to begin again, united by the thrilling possibility of carving out a new life together. The boys go to school, join basketball teams, make friends. Meanwhile their father works from home, smoking cheap cigars to hide another smell. But soon the little missteps—the dead-eyed absentmindedness, the late night noises, the comings and goings of increasingly odd characters—become sinister, and the boys find themselves watching their father change, grow erratic, then violent.

Set in the sublimely stark landscape of suburban New Mexico and a cramped apartment shut tight to the world, One of the Boys conveys with stunning prose and chilling clarity a young boy’s struggle to hold onto the dangerous pieces of his shattered family. Harrowing and beautiful, Daniel Magariel’s masterful debut is a story of survival: two foxhole-weary brothers banding together to protect each other from the father they once trusted, but no longer recognize. With the emotional core of A Little Life and the compact power of We the AnimalsOne of the Boys is among the most moving and remarkable debut novels you’ll ever read.

 Book Information

Format: Hardback

Published: 06/04/2017

Genre: Fiction

Pages: 160

Dimensions: 212 x 135mm

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SKU: 9781783783465 ISBN: 9781783783465