The Godless Boys

‘A tender, brutal tale focusing on God, love and violence.’ Grazia

Naomi Wood

‘Vibrant and evocative’ Stylist

Imagine an alternative England, where the Church controls the country and non-believers have been exiled to a remote island.

On the Island, a fierce group of boys patrols the community, searching for signs of faith and punishing any believers. When a new girl appears, arriving from the mainland to search for her long-lost mother, the gang is split: one boy falls in love with her, another seeks violent revenge. The struggle between them will change everything.

‘The comforts of faith, the terrors of extremism, the loneliness of not believing anything at all: these are the aggressively modern tensions that pierce Wood’s novel . . . richly conceived’ Metro

‘A gripping, well-crafted tale . . . impressive’ Observer

Genre: Fiction
Paperback : 368 pages
ISBN: 978033051336401
Published: 12/04/2012

Naomi Wood

Naomi Wood

Naomi Wood was born in 1983 and lives in London. She studied at Cambridge and at UEA for her MA in Creative Writing. Originally from York, she has gone on to live in Hong Kong, Paris and Washington DC. She is the author of The Godless Boys and Mrs. Hemingway.

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