Feral Youth

Feral Youth

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The truth is, it aina€™t just a race thing. They talk like it is, but really and truly ita€™s black against white, young against old, authorities against the rest. Ita€™s countless of things. Therea€™s bare reasons for feeling vexed right now. Growing up on a south London estate and excluded from every school that would take her, Alesha is the poster girl for the nationa€™s a€˜feral youtha€™. When a young teacher makes an unexpected reappearance in the 15-year-olda€™s life, opening the door to a world of salaries, pianos and middle-class housemates, Aleshaa€™s instinct is to pull up her hood and return to the streets. But fuelled by a need to survive, she falls into a cycle of crime, violence and drug-dealing, her one true ally deserting her when she needs him most. While everyone around her is rallying against the authorities in a war of haves and have-nots, Alesha finds herself caught in the crossfire, inextricably linked to the people she is trying to fight against. Can she see a way out? And as riots sweep the nation, whose side will she take?Born in South London and a resident of Ealing, an area affected by the London riots, Polly wrote Feral Youth a€˜to give a voice to the thousands of frustrated youths who, like Alesha, feel marginalised and ignored by the rest of societya€™. She believes that the real causes of the riots have not gone away and that further unrest will happen in a matter of time. Feral Youth is a work of contemporary adult fiction that covers various topical themes, including the riots, youth culture, gangs and knife and gun crime. It sits alongside Stephen Kelmana€™s Pigeon English and Emma Donoghuea€™s Room in that it is aimed primarily at the adult reader and provides an alternative perspective on a world we think we know.I push straight through this big family as theya#39;re pouring out of their X5, all sneering voices and fancy shoes. My eyes lock onto the white Clio in the distance and I find myself picking up speed, flying down the street like a fuse burning its way towards a bomb. ... Then as I watch, I see the brake lights flick on, then the reverse light, and then therea#39;s this mad whining noise as the battered whip comes charginganbsp;...

Title:Feral Youth
Author:Polly Courtney
Publisher:Troubador Publishing Ltd - 2013-07-04


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