Asboville (Paperback)Danny Rhodes (author)
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'An excellent debut novel, definitely in my top ten of the year.' - Scott Pack, The Bookseller
'Rhodes asks important questions about social justice, but also tells a compelling human story. An impressive debut' - Mary Fitzgerald, New Statesman, 20 October 2006
'A-S-B-O - you think that makes you special. But it doesn't. It means you were stupid enough to get caught, that's all. I should have one. I should have the biggest ASBO there is. I want a poster with my face on.'
When JB is served with an ASBO for joy-riding and sent to paint beach huts for the summer in Kent, it looks as if he has a chance to turn his life around. But then he encounters Moey and his gang, and his future seems to hang in the balance. Separated from his mother and under a strict curfew, only his attraction to Sal seems to give him a reason to keep going. But a storm is coming that threatens to shatter his hopes and destroy the relationship that could redeem him
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 18 mm
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