BOYS DON’T CRY, Fíona Scarlett‘s acclaimed, award-nominated debut novel, is now available in paperback! Published by Faber, here’s the synopsis…
They say boys don’t cry.
But Finn’s seen his Da do it when he thinks no one’s looking, so that’s not true.
And isn’t it OK to be sad, when bad things happen?
They say boys don’t cry, but you might…
Here are just a few of the great reviews the novel has received so far…
‘I can’t remember ever reading anything so moving… It’s so beautiful.’ — Marian Keyes
‘A magnetic book, the characters and their stories drawing you right into their lives so it feels like you’re among them, listening to them and rooting for them to be okay. Tough and true and sad and hopeful, it really is an unforgettable read.’ — Donal Ryan
‘A beautifully rendered story, a thriller, a heartbreaker, with the voice of real people, authentic to the bone, characters that will live on long after you’ve turned the last page. I loved it.’ — Kit de Waal
‘BOYS DON’T CRY is such a beautiful book. Told with compassion and empathy, it will break your heart in a million different ways. Utterly unforgettable.’ — Louise O’Neill
‘[T]otally absorbing. It is a real skill to write about the death of a child without being over-sentimental or mawkish and Fíona nailed it. It’s a bittersweet tale — powerful and poignant, and laced with dark humour. I loved it.’ — Ruth Hogan
‘Hilarious and heartbreaking.’ — Louise Nealon
‘A lyrical, beautifully written story that explores toxic masculinity through the eyes of children. I couldn’t put it down.’ — Christie Watson