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In Our Mad and Furious City: Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018
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In Our Mad and Furious City: Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018 (Paperback)

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*LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE AND THE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE*

*SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE AND THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2018*

'I was gripped... remarkable' Robert Macfarlane, Guardian Books of the Year

'A novel that doesn't flinch, and demands change right now' Ali Smith

'A novel so of this moment that you don't even realize you've waited your whole life for it' Marlon James



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.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Headline Publishing Group Publication Date: 07/02/2019 ISBN-13: 9781472250216  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Guy Gunaratne grew up in North West London and has worked as a designer, documentary filmmaker and video journalist covering post-conflict areas around the world, as well as co-founding two technology companies. He was shortlisted for the 4th Estate/Guardian Books B4ME Short Story Prize.

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