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Who They Was

Who They Was

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Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
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Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020 'A literary rendering of the Top Boy generation... I cannot conjure another work which captures this culture in such depth - or with such brutal honesty - as only lived experience can tell ' Graeme Armstrong, author of The Young Team 'An astonishingly powerful book' Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of The Last Act of Love This life is like being in an ocean. Some people keep swimmi
October, 2020
Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020 'A literary rendering of the Top Boy generation... I cannot conjure another work which captures this culture in such depth - or with such brutal honesty - as only lived experience can tell ' Graeme Armstrong, author of The Young Team 'An astonishingly powerful book' Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of The Last Act of Love This life is like being in an ocean. Some people keep swimming towards the bottom. Some people touch the bottom with one foot, or even both, and then push themselves off it to get back up to the top, where you can breathe. Others get to the bottom and decide they want to stay there. I don't want to get to the bottom because I'm already drowning. This is a story of a London you won't find in any guidebooks. This is a story about what it's like to exist in the moment, about boys too eager to become men, growing up in the hidden war zones of big cities - and the girls trying to make it their own way. This is a story of reputations made and lost, of violence and vengeance - and never counting the cost. This is a story of concrete towers and blank eyed windows, of endless nights in police stations and prison cells, of brotherhood and betrayal. This is about the boredom, the rush, the despair, the fear and the hope. This is about what's left behind.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9780008375003
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Contributor By (author) Gabriel Krauze
Publication Date 2020-09-03
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 336
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 234 X 153 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 400
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Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020 'A literary rendering of the Top Boy generation... I cannot conjure another work which captures this culture in such depth - or with such brutal honesty - as only lived experience can tell ' Graeme Armstrong, author of The Young Team 'An astonishingly powerful book' Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of The Last Act of Love This life is like being in an ocean. Some people keep swimming towards the bottom. Some people touch the bottom with one foot, or even both, and then push themselves off it to get back up to the top, where you can breathe. Others get to the bottom and decide they want to stay there. I don't want to get to the bottom because I'm already drowning. This is a story of a London you won't find in any guidebooks. This is a story about what it's like to exist in the moment, about boys too eager to become men, growing up in the hidden war zones of big cities - and the girls trying to make it their own way. This is a story of reputations made and lost, of violence and vengeance - and never counting the cost. This is a story of concrete towers and blank eyed windows, of endless nights in police stations and prison cells, of brotherhood and betrayal. This is about the boredom, the rush, the despair, the fear and the hope. This is about what's left behind.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9780008375003
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Contributor By (author) Gabriel Krauze
Publication Date 2020-09-03
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 336
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 234 X 153 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 400
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