Borstal Boy by Brendan Behan

"Borstal Boy" is a semi-autobiographical novel that depicts the author's experiences in a British juvenile detention center, or borstal, during World War II. The young protagonist is arrested in Liverpool for his involvement with the Irish Republican Army and is sent to borstal where he spends his formative years. The narrative explores themes of patriotism, identity, and the complexities of adolescence, presenting a raw and compelling portrayal of life in detention and the relationships formed there.

The 2403rd greatest book of all time


Published
1958
Nationality
Irish
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
78,000
Original Language
English

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