Pigeon English (BOK)

Stephen Kelman

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Newly arrived from Ghana with his mother and older sister, eleven-year-old Harrison Opoku lives on the ninth floor of a block of flats on a London housing estate. The second best runner in the whole of Year 7, Harri races through his new life in his personalised trainers - the Adidas stripes drawn on with marker pen - blissfully unaware of the very real threat all around him. With equal fascination for the local gang - the Dell Farm Crew - and the pigeon who visits his balcony, Harri absorbs the many strange elements of his new life in England: watching, listening, and learning the tricks of inner-city survival. But when a boy is knifed to death on the high street and a police appeal for witnesses draws only silence, Harri decides to start a murder investigation of his own. In doing so, he unwittingly endangers the fragile web his mother has spun around her family to try and keep them safe. A story of innocence and experience, hope and harsh reality, Pigeon English is a spellbinding portrayal of a boy balancing on the edge of manhood and of the forces around him that try to shape the way he falls.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Litteraturtype Skjønnlitteratur
Forfatter Stephen Kelman ISBN 9781408826140
Dimensjoner 11cm x 17,7cm x 1,8cm Vekt 158 gram
Leverandør SentralDistribusjon AS Emner og form Romaner

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Pigeon English is a book to fall in love with: a funny book, a true book, a shattering book. If you loved Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time or Emma Donoghue's Man Booker-shortlisted Room, you'll love this book too.” - Erica Wagner, The Times “One of the hardest things in fiction is to write from a child's point of view - Kelman does it brilliantly.” - Alex Clark, Guardian