With no regrets, author releases sequel to the Holocaust novel 'Boy in the Striped Pajamas'


December 16, 2022

Rich Gilligan/Courtesy of Penguin Random House

John Boyne, author of the Holocaust novel "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" and its sequel "All the Broken Places."

(JTA) – At one point in John Boyne's new novel "All The Broken Places," a 91-year-old German woman recalls, for the first time, her encounter with a young Jewish boy in the Auschwitz death camp 80 years prior.

"I found him in the warehouse one day. Where they kept all the striped pajamas," she said.

The woman, Gretel, quickly realized her mistake: that "this was a phrase peculiar to my brother and me." She clarifies that she is referring to "the uniforms. ... You know the ones I mean."

Boyne's readers are, in fact, likely to know what Gretel means, as "All The Broken Places" is a sequel t...

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