by Guy Gunaratne - £8.99 Headline Publishing Group (Tinder Press) (2019)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781472250216 | ISBN 10: 1472250214
*WINNER OF THE JHALAK PRIZE AND THE INTERNATIONAL DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE*
*LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE*
*SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE, THE GORDON BURN AND THE AUTHOR'S CLUB FIRST NOVEL AWARD*
For Selvon, Ardan and Yusuf, growing up under the towers of Stones Estate, summer means what it does anywhere: football, music and freedom. But now, after the killing of a British soldier, riots are spreading across the city, and nowhere is safe.
While the fury swirls around them, Selvon and Ardan remain focused on their own obsessions, girls and grime. Their friend Yusuf is caught up in a different tide, a wave of radicalism surging through his local mosque, threatening to carry his troubled brother, Irfan, with it.
(Price & availability last checked: June 2019)