A new novel from the bestselling author of A Ladder to the Sky—“a darkly funny novel that races like a beating heart” (People)—that spans all of human history: a story as precise as it is limitless.
A family is the starting point for this story. For the time being, it's just a father and a mother with two sons, one with his father's violent blood and the other with his mother's artistic blood. One of them departs. One of them stays. Others will join them, and their actions will determine their fate. It's just the start.
Over the course of two thousand years, their stories will entwine and evolve. They'll meet again and again, at various times and in various locations. The world will change around them as they travel from Palestine at the dawn of the first millennium to a life among the stars in the third, but their fates will remain the same. It has to go according to plan.
A Traveler at the Gates of Wisdom is an epic tale of humanity from the award-winning author of The Heart's Invisible Furies. It's the story of all of us, spanning two millennia. This is John Boyne at his most creative and compelling. Imaginative, unique, and heartbreaking, this is John Boyne at his most creative and compelling.... Read More