[Watch] John Boyne reads an extract from his new novel My Brother’s Name is Jessica
 More about the book!

Penguin Random House has shared a video of John Boyne reading an excerpt from his new book, My Brother’s Name is Jessica.

Boyne is perhaps best known for his 2006 multi-award-winning book The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. His other novels, including among others The AbsolutistA History of Loneliness and The Heart’s Invisible Furies, have been widely praised and are international bestsellers.

My Brother’s Name is Jessica is out now from Penguin Random House!

About the book

Sam Waver’s life has always been pretty quiet. A bit of a loner, he struggles to make friends, and his busy parents often make him feel invisible.

Luckily for Sam, his older brother, Jason, has always been there for him. Sam idolises Jason, who seems to have life sorted – he’s kind, popular, amazing at football, and girls are falling over themselves to date him.

But then one evening Jason calls his family together to tell them that he’s been struggling with a secret for a long time. A secret which quickly threatens to tear them all apart. His parents don’t want to know and Sam simply doesn’t understand.

Because what do you do when your brother says he’s not your brother at all? That he’s actually … your sister?

Watch the video:

John Boyne reads an extract from My Brother's Name is Jessica

Boys will be boys. Except when they can't.What do you do when your brother says he's not your brother at all? That he thinks he's actually… your sister?My Brother's Name is Jessica by the bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is out now: http://bit.ly/2Wp3Rf6

Posted by Penguin Random House SA on Thursday, June 20, 2019

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