This gritty novel tells of Brenton Brown and his fatal love for Juliet, a woman he soon learns is his half-sister. The struggle each wages to resist the other has far-reaching consequences for the lives they are attempting to lead. This is a story about family ties, forbidden love, and the hard knocks of life on the streets of South London. Riven with robust humor, unforgettable characters, flawlessly accurate dialogue, and towering emotion, this is Alex Wheatle at his best. "Compelling."--Publishers Weekly.