By Tony Bianchi
Published by Alcemi
Nicky gets called a fat slag but fancies Barry. Frank has an unhealthy interest in his old school adversary. Wartime and his sonâ€™s overdue visit preoccupy Tom at the care home. A novel of suspense and richly-distinctive voices, set on contemporary Tyneside.
Tony Bianchi grew up in North Shields.
â€œReveals an amazing eye for detail. His portrayals of old Tom and teenagers Barry and Nicky... are classics.â€ Morning Star â€œA wise and tender portrait of ordinary lives slipping slowly out of kilter with the brave new world around them. John Williams, author of Cardiff Dead and Malcolm Xâ€ Price Â£9.99 Paperback
Heard the author discuss and read from the book at the Hay festical last week - brilliant!