John King Human Punk

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Human Punk

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For fifteen-year-old Martin, growing up in Slough, the summer of 1977 means punk rock, reggae, disco, stolen cars, cut-throat gangs, and a job picking cherries for the gypsies. Life is sweet – until he’s beaten up and thrown in the Grand Union canal with his best friend, Smiles. Fast forward to 1988 and Joe is heading home on the Trans-Siberian Express after three years working in a Hong Kong bar. Fast forward again to 2000, and Joe is sitting pretty as a DJ – until a face from the past forces him to re-live that night in 1977 and deal with the fall-out.

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“In its ambition and exuberance, Human Punk is a league ahead of much contemporary English fiction.” –New Statesman

“King’s eye for detail is as sharp as his characters’ tongues, and his creations are eminently three-dimensional: insightful and funny one minute, bigoted and ******-up the next.” –The Face

“Unique and brutal fiction...King is a master of idiom and street slang.” –The Times

“King’s most accomplished and compelling story to date.” —Esquire

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John King lives in London. He is the author of a trilogy of novels, The Football Factory, Headhunters and England Away.

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