King, Daren Tom Boler

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Tom Boler

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Nine-year-old Tom Boler comes home one day to find his mother gone. What happens next is his story as he negotiates a new, perilous, adult world. He is visited by Uncle Dustman, who collects rubbish bags and is obsessed with donkeys; he is adopted briefly by Primula Spatula, a posh dipsomaniac, and has a run-in with bad boys in the park before being retrieved by the mysterious Boxy, who lives with Roxy. Tom becomes part of their strange family with all its secrets and quickly meets their friends - including the sinister Robert Tablet: the one with the bags of 'spangles' that make everything go peculiar. Then Tom's real adventures begin.

In this extraordinary prequel to Boxy an Star, Daren King looks obliquely at the inner-city world of ecstasy, sexual promiscuity and sexual confusion, class conflict and poverty - all through the wide-open eyes of nine-year-old Tom: very innocent, but very eager to try it all.

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"Daren King has written a book so achingly vulnerable that you want to put your arms around it. You want to reach through the fragile membrane of prose and pages to pull Tom out. And you can't. That final sense of helplessness will puncture every heart that Tom Boler has swelled" ( Daily Telegraph)

"King creates truly beautiful poetic images...Fans of Boxy an Star will love these vibrant adventures full of youthful zeal and experimentation" ( Scotland on Sunday)

"Funny, moving and dark...King is a one-off" ( Independent)

"Daren King is a genius" (Matt Thorne)

"A pinball machine of surreal outrages" ( Guardian)

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The extraordinary prequel to the cult novel, Boxy An Star

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