STEVAN ALCOCK Blood Relatives

ISBN 13: 9780007580866

Blood Relatives

3.78 avg rating
( 78 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780007580866: Blood Relatives

An incredible debut novel: a coming of age tale set against the backdrop of the Yorkshire Ripper murders, 'full of daring, authenticity and wit' (Rachel Cusk). 'The milkman found her. On Prince Philip Playing Fields. He crossed the dew-soaked grass toward what he took to be a bundle of clothes, but then he came across a discarded shoe, and then t' mutilated body. her name wor Wilma McCann.' Leeds, late 1975 and a body has been found on Prince Philip Playing Fields. Ricky, teenage delivery van boy for Corona pop, will be late for The Matterhorn Man. In the years that follow until his capture, the Yorkshire Ripper and Rick's own life draw ever closer with unforeseen consequences. Set in a time in England's history of upheaval and change - both personal and social - this is a story told in an unforgettable voice.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Stevan Alcock is a writer, editor and translator. Originally from Yorkshire, he lived for in Berlin for many years before relocating to London to study for a B.A in German at Goldsmiths College. In 2013 he completed an M.A. (Dist.) in Contemporary Prose Fiction at Kingston University. He is currently writing his next novel.

Review:

'Refreshing, even radical ... Blood Relatives could never be accused of being dull ... the novel's most eye-catching aspect is its language. Alcock captures not only the voice of his intelligent, happy-go-lucky protagonist, but also the heft and current of his local tongue' Guardian 'A challenging and fresh novel' Daily Mail 'An audacious and unpredictable novel, BLOOD RELATIVES is gutsy, gritty and gripping' Shortlist 'BLOOD RELATIVES is full of daring, authenticity and wit. It is a work of brutal, hilarious poetry whose portrait of a working-class England that is by turns bankrupt and picaresque ... It's hard to believe that Stevan Alcock's is a new voice, so confidently does it speak: what it says is original, funny, sometimes shocking, and true' Rachel Cusk 'A thrilling book, funny, poignant, dramatic, humane and fresh. Set during the time of the Ripper murders in Yorkshire, Alcock has written a debut novel of stunning narrative control and authenticity. Stevan Alcock is a wonderful find.' Alexander Masters, author of 'Stuart: A Life Backwards' 'BLOOD RELATIVES is an unforgettable portrait of growing up in the late seventies, of living through the terror of the Yorkshire Ripper's murders and of trying to survive a family. This is great writing with fine, subtle and beautiful observations of character . You will be hooked by this terrific new voice' David Vann, author of 'Legend of a Suicide', 'Dirt' and 'Goat Mountain' 'Written in a vibrant, colloquial tongue, BLOOD RELATIVES airs its secrets against a wider socio-political landscape of late 1970s Britain, where punk, gay liberation, the National Front and Thatcherism all play their part. Alcock's debut novel strikes both a brutal and brutally funny note' Wing magazine 'A fresh and funny coming-of-age novel' Big Issue

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Alcock, Stevan
Published by Fourth Estate (2016)
ISBN 10: 000758086X ISBN 13: 9780007580866
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
HALCYON BOOKS
(LONDON, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fourth Estate, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000453283

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
1.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.80
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Stevan Alcock
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2016)
ISBN 10: 000758086X ISBN 13: 9780007580866
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. An incredible debut novel: a coming of age tale set against the backdrop of the Yorkshire Ripper murders, full of daring, authenticity and wit (Rachel Cusk). LONGLISTED FOR THE POLARI FIRST BOOK PRIZE The milkman found her. On Prince Philip Playing Fields. He crossed the dew-soaked grass toward what he took to be a bundle of clothes, but then he came across a discarded shoe, and then t mutilated body. her name wor Wilma McCann. Leeds, late 1975 and a body has been found on Prince Philip Playing Fields. Ricky, teenage delivery van boy for Corona pop, will be late for The Matterhorn Man. In the years that follow until his capture, the Yorkshire Ripper and Rick s own life draw ever closer with unforeseen consequences. Set in a time in England s history of upheaval and change - both personal and social - this is a story told in an unforgettable voice. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780007580866

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Alcock, Stevan
Published by HarperCollins Publishers (2016)
ISBN 10: 000758086X ISBN 13: 9780007580866
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2016. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # FC-9780007580866

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.80
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Stevan Alcock
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 10: 000758086X ISBN 13: 9780007580866
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Blood Relatives, Stevan Alcock, An incredible debut novel: a coming of age tale set against the backdrop of the Yorkshire Ripper murders, 'full of daring, authenticity and wit' (Rachel Cusk). 'The milkman found her. On Prince Philip Playing Fields. He crossed the dew-soaked grass toward what he took to be a bundle of clothes, but then he came across a discarded shoe, and then t' mutilated body. her name wor Wilma McCann.' Leeds, late 1975 and a body has been found on Prince Philip Playing Fields. Ricky, teenage delivery van boy for Corona pop, will be late for The Matterhorn Man. In the years that follow until his capture, the Yorkshire Ripper and Rick's own life draw ever closer with unforeseen consequences. Set in a time in England's history of upheaval and change - both personal and social - this is a story told in an unforgettable voice. Bookseller Inventory # B9780007580866

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.75
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

STEVAN ALCOCK
ISBN 10: 000758086X ISBN 13: 9780007580866
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Speedy Hen
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST000758086X. Bookseller Inventory # ST000758086X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Stevan Alcock
Published by HarperCollins Publishers 2016-01-14, London (2016)
ISBN 10: 000758086X ISBN 13: 9780007580866
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers 2016-01-14, London, 2016. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780007580866

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Stevan Alcock
Published by Fourth Estate (2016)
ISBN 10: 000758086X ISBN 13: 9780007580866
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fourth Estate, 2016. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780007580866_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Stevan Alcock
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2016)
ISBN 10: 000758086X ISBN 13: 9780007580866
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. An incredible debut novel: a coming of age tale set against the backdrop of the Yorkshire Ripper murders, `full of daring, authenticity and wit (Rachel Cusk).LONGLISTED FOR THE POLARI FIRST BOOK PRIZE`The milkman found her. On Prince Philip Playing Fields. He crossed the dew-soaked grass toward what he took to be a bundle of clothes, but then he came across a discarded shoe, and then t mutilated body. her name wor Wilma McCann. Leeds, late 1975 and a body has been found on Prince Philip Playing Fields. Ricky, teenage delivery van boy for Corona pop, will be late for The Matterhorn Man. In the years that follow until his capture, the Yorkshire Ripper and Rick s own life draw ever closer with unforeseen consequences. Set in a time in England s history of upheaval and change - both personal and social - this is a story told in an unforgettable voice. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780007580866

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

STEVAN ALCOCK
ISBN 10: 000758086X ISBN 13: 9780007580866
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800075808660000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Alcock, Stevan
Published by Fourth Estate (2016)
ISBN 10: 000758086X ISBN 13: 9780007580866
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fourth Estate, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001796615

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book