Home Boys

By Alex Wheatle

Format: Paperback

Inspired by personal experience, a powerful, moving and beautifully structured novel dealing with the lives of children in care, from award-winning author Alex Wheatle.

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Four friends decide to run away from the horror of their everyday lives in a children's home in the English countryside. They head for the woods, their sense of freedom surprises them, and for the first time they feel the exhilaration of adolescence. Yet the forest slowly asserts its own power and what happens there will affect the four boys' lives forever.

 

With his trademark humour, compelling narrative directness, and rhythmic prose, Alex Wheatle here shows himself to be an author of real calibre, exposing the social stigma associated with children's homes, and the psychological consequences of their impact on sensitive children. Never losing pace or failing to engage the reader at every moment, ‘Home Boys' is an unflinchingly honest depiction of childhood.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Arcadia Books
Publication Date 24 May 2018
ISBN 9781911350392
Number of Pages 240

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‘This is a brave, brutal story told with a shocking immediacy. Alex Wheatle has created a disturbing portrait of life in a children's home, in language which is plain, unsparing, and heart-rendingly poignant'

Daily Mail

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