John Boyne Earth and Other Elements
The author of the wildly successful The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas brings us an inescapably gritty story about the tabloid sensation of the year: two well-known footballers standing in the dock, charged with sexual assault, and one defendant whose knowledge of what took place on that fateful night threatens more than just his freedom or career. Earth is one of four in a series of short novels names after the Elements. John is the author of 15 novels for adults, six for younger readers, and a collection of short stories. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas has sold more than 11 million copies worldwide and has been adapted for cinema, theatre, ballet, and opera. His many international bestsellers include The Heart's Invisible Furies and A Ladder to the Sky, and he's won a host of international literary prizes.