Dunedin Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute

Book: Earth

By John Boyne

July 9, 2024

It’s the tabloid sensation of the year: two well-known footballers standing in the dock , charged with sexual assault, a series of vile text messages pointing towards their guilt.

As the trial unfolds, Evan Keogh reflects on the events that have led him to this moment. Since leaving his island home, his life has been a lie on many levels. He’s a talented footballer who wanted to be an artist. A gay man in a sport that rejects diversity. A defendant whose knowledge of what took place on that fateful night threatens more than just his freedom or career.

The jury will deliver a verdict – but, before they do, Evan must judge for himself whether the man he has become is the man he wanted to be.

 

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