Guy Gunaratne’s blistering debut follows three young men on a London council estate over 48 mad hours, when nowhere is safe and everything is at stake.

For Selvon, Ardan and Yusuf, growing up on the Stones Estate, summer means what it does anywhere: football, music, freedom. But after the killing of a British soldier, riots are spreading across the city. While the fury swirls around them, Selvon and Ardan remain focused on their own obsessions, girls and grime. But their friend Yusuf is caught up in a different tide, a wave of radicalism surging through his local mosque.

The Man Booker Prize 2018
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Guy Gunaratne

Guy Gunaratne

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Guy Gunaratne was born in 1984 and is a British novelist, journalist and filmmaker.
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