A young black woman starts telling us about her day. She speaks in a continuous present tense: The alarm clock goes. She tries to ignore it. She goes downstairs. Her parents are nagging her younger brother that he'll be late for school. He leaves in a rush, the parents grumble. She gets ready for work. Then the police are at the door. The boy has been killed in a random knife attack. And their world implodes - Written with a vivid immediacy that captures the wonderfully observed idiosyncrasies of an ordinary family starting ...

Random 2010, Nick Hern Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781848421059

Second Edition


Random 2008, Nick Hern Books, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781854595560

Trade paperback