A gang war is raging through the dark underworld of Brighton. Pinkie, malign and ruthless, has killed a man. Believing he can escape retribution, he is unprepared for the courageous, life-embracing Ida Arnold, who is determined to avenge a death...The Pinkies are the real Peter Pans - doomed to be juvenile for a lifetime. They have something of a fallen angel about them, a morality which once belonged to another place. The outlaw of justice always keeps in his heart the sense of justice outraged - his crimes have an excuse and yet he is pursued by the Others. The Others have committed worse crimes and flourish. The world is full of Others who wear the masks of Success, of a Happy Family. Whatever crime he may be driven to commit the child who doesn't grow up remains the great champion of justice. "An eye for an eye." "Give them a dose of their own medicine." As children we have all suffered punishments for faults we have not committed, but the wound has soon healed.
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'In a class by himself...the ultimate chronicler of twentieth-century man's consciousness and anxiety' William Golding, IndependentBook Description:
Gripping, terrifying, an unputdownable read - Greene's iconic tale of the razor-wielding Pinkie.
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Book Description VINTAGE, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099287366