For fifteen-year-old Martin, growing up in Slough, the summer of 1977 means punk rock, reggae, disco, stolen cars, cut-throat gangs, and a job picking cherries for the gypsies. Life is sweet – until he’s beaten up and thrown in the Grand Union canal with his best friend, Smiles. Fast forward to 1988 and Joe is heading home on the Trans-Siberian Express after three years working in a Hong Kong bar. Fast forward again to 2000, and Joe is sitting pretty as a DJ – until a face from the past forces him to re-live that night in 1977 and deal with the fall-out.
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“In its ambition and exuberance, Human Punk is a league ahead of much contemporary English fiction.” –New Statesman
“King’s eye for detail is as sharp as his characters’ tongues, and his creations are eminently three-dimensional: insightful and funny one minute, bigoted and ******-up the next.” –The Face
“Unique and brutal fiction...King is a master of idiom and street slang.” –The Times
“King’s most accomplished and compelling story to date.” —Esquire
John King lives in London. He is the author of a trilogy of novels, The Football Factory, Headhunters and England Away.
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Descrizione libro Jonathan Cape Ltd. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. UNUSED, LIKE NEW, NOT EX-LIBRARY, Tanned edges, 352 pages. For Joe the summer of 1977 meant punk rock, fun and violence. Fast forward to 1988 and Joe is on the Trans-Siberian express coming to terms with his best mate's suicide back in 1977. In the present Joe still has to come to terms with Smiles's death. Codice libro della libreria 7498
Descrizione libro Jonathan Cape, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0224060481