We need to practise for later on, for real life. We need to know everything so nobody can ever mess with us.'
Nini and Jameelah are best friends forever. This summer they're going to grow up. Together. On their terms. But things don't always turn out the way you plan...
Tender, funny, shocking and tragic, TIGER MILK captures what it is to be young.
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Number of pages: 268
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 228 x 145 x 25 mm
'A major debut full of strength, pain and love' Express.
'Murder and its aftermath give shape to the novel, but what keeps you reading is the author's insight into the minds of this lively gang of teenagers ... The highs and lows of the hot Berlin summer will resonate with anyone who has ever been a rebellious teenager' Irish Examiner.
'Earthy, raucous and convincing. These are likeable, vulnerable characters ... Many novels about teenagers are sustained at a single frenetic pitch, De Velasco's streetwise panache has energy and daring but there is also a subtle poignancy' Irish Times.
'The prose is breathless ... revealing young ideas about the world and urgently pushing the story forward' Stylist.
'Tiger Milk never stands still ... Tim Mohr's translation from the original German also captures this restless energy, the busy speech and constant action. De Velasco captures the sense of adolescence as a time of change and discovery' We Love This Book.
Follows two teenage friends on the destructive paths into adulthood. Hilarious and tender' Elle.
'A beautifully written debut novel' Closer.
'A novel of breathless urgency, which is also nostalgic for an innocence that is so readily cast aside' Financial Times.
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