The Anatomy School

Kobo ebook | November 13, 2012

byBernard Maclaverty

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Absorbing, tense, and often very funny, The Anatomy School recreates the high anxieties and deep joys of a boy’s quest for his place in the world. This is the story of Martin Brennan and his growing up – a troubled boy in troubled times, a boy who knows all the questions but none of the answers. 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 – whatever the 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 – as we follow Martin from the initiations of youth to the devoutly wished consummation of the flesh.


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Absorbing, tense, and often very funny, The Anatomy School recreates the high anxieties and deep joys of a boy’s quest for his place in the world. This is the story of Martin Brennan and his growing up – a troubled boy in troubled times, a boy who knows all the questions but none of the answers. Before he can become an adult, Martin mu...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 13, 2012Publisher:Knopf CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307369935

ISBN - 13:9780307369932

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