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  • Boy with a Black Rooster

The Indigo Press

Boy with a Black Rooster

by Stefanie vor Schulte.

Translated from German by Alexandra Roesch.

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  • Paperback published on 06/06/2024
  • Page count: 192 pages
  • ISBN: 9781911648772
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Quick take

Set against a pseudo-medieval post-apocalyptic backdrop reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy, Angela Carter and Missouri Williams, this bestselling novel shines with the inner radiance of good deed in a naughty world that will leave you haunted, horrified, and completely riveted.


Can an eleven-year-old boy succeed where others have failed? Can he recover a kidnapped child, disprove a false accusation of assault or win a sleep-deprivation competition that has driven others mad with tragic consequences? 

He can, if he is accompanied by a black rooster, his protector and friend. And if he is Martin, orphaned after a massacre, full of wisdom, courage and a pure heart. Too good for the selfish and idiotic villagers around him, his integrity entrances an itinerant painter with whom he departs on a quest. His heroic adventures through a morally abhorrent landscape, physically ravaged by war and famine, keep the reader cheering for him and his companion as this fairy tale for adults unfolds.

About the author

Stefanie vor Schulte was born in Hanover in 1974 and studied Theatre and Costume Design. She lives in Marburg with her husband and four children. Boy with a Black Rooster is her first novel.

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