A West-side Story
By (author) Courttia Newland
Scholar by Courttia Newland
Book DescriptionWhen his dad dies under police arrest after a pub brawl, Cory goes to live with his cousin, Sean. By their late teens the cousins, though close, have chosen different paths. Sean is trying to improve his life through education, whereas Cory has already become involved in petty crime - burglary and dealing E. However, everything changes when Cory stabs a man called Roger after a rave, putting him in hospital. This has grave repercussions for Cory - Roger was supposed to be taking part in an armed robbery with Levi, a notorious crack dealer. Levi now expects Cory to take his place. But Cory breaks his leg during a football match and Sean, unable to find a replacement for his cousin, and desperate to help him, agrees to join in on the robbery himself. However, having entered a world of (apparently) easy money and hard drugs, Sean finds it increasingly hard to return to his previous life as The Scholar...
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780349108766
(200mm x 125mm x 8mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 7-May-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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* It's bad! - the authentic voice of life on an Estate in late twentieth-century Britain
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Author Biography - Courttia Newland
Courttia Newland is twenty-seven and is the author of SOCIETY WITHIN. He has contributed to various anthologies including DISCO 2000, NEW WRITERS 8, AFROBEAT and TEENAGE KICKS. This was his first novel.
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