Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for 2018.
*LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018* 'A novel so of this moment that you don't even realise you've waited your whole life for it' Marlon James 'A riotous hymn to urban life... passionate, compelling' Guardian 'A novel that doesn't flinch, and demands change right now' Ali Smith IN OUR MAD AND FURIOUS CITY is a love letter to London's streets: one of the most talked-about debuts of 2018, it will be devoured by fans of A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS or THE YEAR OF RUNAWAYS. 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.
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Date of Publication: 01/02/2019