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THE Handsworth Times (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 29/09/2016
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Mukesh Agarwal sits alone in the Black Eagle pub, unaware that a riot is brewing or that Billy, his youngest son, is still out on his bike ...A mile away in the family home in Church Street, Anila, one of the three Agarwal girls, is reading Smash Hits and listening to Radio One as she sprawls across the bottom bunk, oblivious to the monumental tragedy that is about to hit her family ...It is 1981 and Handsworth is teetering on the brink of collapse. Factories are closing, unemployment is high, the National Front are marching and the neglected inner cities are ablaze as riots breakout across Thatcher's fractured Britain. The Agarwals are facing their own nightmares but family, pop music, protest, unexpected friendships and a community that refuses to disappear all contribute to easing their personal pain and that of Handsworth itself.THE HANDSWORTH TIMES is a story of loss and transition, and pulling together because ultimately, there is such a thing as society.

Publisher: Bluemoose Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781910422199
Dimensions: 224 x 128 mm

Brighton City Reads Debut Novelists Night

Brighton City Reads Debut Novelists Night

Brighton
Tuesday 1st May 19:30

Three women writers. Three impressive debut novels... Allie Rogers’ widely praised debut, 'Little Gold' tells the story of a boyish girl on the brink of adolescence, who is struggling with the reality of her broken family and a home descending into chaos, Polly Clark’s memorable debut 'Larchfield' is a beautiful novel about a woman's struggle with isolation and sanity interwoven with a narrative about the poet W. H. Auden. They will be talking to Sharon Duggal (who’s remarkable debut 'The Handsworth Times' was the City Reads book for 2017) discussing the process of writing, finding the right agent and getting published. Recommended for book lovers and aspiring writers alike.

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