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Hood Rat

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BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2012 SHORTLISTED FOR THE CRIME WRITERS ASSOCIATION NON-FICTION DAGGER AWARD 'THE MOST IMPORTANT CRIME STORY OF THE DECADE' Scottish Mail Manchester. London. Glasgow. In the summer of 2011 violence erupted in our inner cities and many blamed gang culture. But is the truth so simple? Hood Rat tells the human stories that the media miss: of young men who have fallen through the system, and of one young woman with a vision for change. 'Unflinching. It penetrates environments that most of us only ever glimpse' Observer 'Impressive. Knight uncovers the sort of stories that never make the news' Scotsman 'This British sensation is a must. Disturbingly compelling' Marie Claire 'A gripping novelistic immersion in the lives of young criminals' Louis Theroux 'The British Wire' BBC Radio 5 Live

BiographyTrue storiesTrue crimePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesViolence in society Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publication Date: 16/02/2012 ISBN-13: 9780330523080  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Gavin Knight has written for the Guardian, Newsweek, Esquire, The Times, Prospect and many other publications. Over a two-year period he was regularly embedded with police units in inner-city London, Manchester and Glasgow. He also spent time with dozens of violent criminals involved in gang and gun crime. Hood Rat is his first book.

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