The God boy / Ian Cross.

By: Cross, Ian, 1925-
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Christchurch ; London : Whitcoulls, 1972Description: 180 p. ; 21 cmISBN: 0141187441; 0723303568 (pbk.)DDC classification: NZ823.2 LOC classification: PZ4.C9503 | Go4 | PR9639.3.C68
List(s) this item appears in: NCEA wide reading Level 2 fiction – 2020
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
    Average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)
Item type Current location Collection Call number Copy number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Stack Adult Stratford
Stack CRO (Browse shelf) 1 Available A00428401
Total holds: 0

Originally published: New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1957 ; London: Penguin, 1962 ; "Jimmy Sullivan believed he was protected by God until his parents' unhappy marriage finally broke down, with tragic consequences. Now a disturbed thirteen-year-old at a Catholic boarding school, Jimmy rages at God for failing him as he tells of his own violent and obsessive reaction to the turbulent events of two years before. Through his uncomprehending and often humorous voice of tough indifference, a very adult drama emerges of marital strife, drunkenness and illicit abortion. Ian Cross evokes life in a provincial New Zealand town in the 1950s, in his tale of the crippling of a bright and hopeful young mind"--Back cover


First published: New York : Harcourt, Brace, 1957.

Reprinted 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984.

There are no comments on this title.

to post a comment.

©South Taranaki District Council

Contact us