Description - Crusaders by Richard T. Kelly
In 1996, just before the rise of New Labour, Reverend Gore returns to his native Newcastle charged with planting a new church in one of the city's rougher estates. As he settles into the local community, he becomes involved with Stevie, a local 'security consultant', Lindy, a street-wise single mother, and Martin, an ambitious local Labour MP. But these relationships draw Gore into a moral crisis in this extraordinary debut novel, driven by sharp social observation, darkly desperate humour and an undercurrent of impending violence.
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(198mm x 127mm x mm)
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Author Biography - Richard T. Kelly
Richard T. Kelly was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1970, and grew up in Northern Ireland. He is the author of Alan Clarke (1998), The Name of This Book is Dogme 95 (2000), and the authorised biography Sean Penn: His Life and Times (2004). He also edited Ten Bad Dates with DeNiro: A Book of Alternative Film Lists (2007).