A rags to riches story with an unexpected family twist at the end. A young, gay, black man and dedicated (‘a Disciple’) Jehovah Witness leaves his home in the UK Midlands to seek his fortune in London. Readers should be aware of the extremely graphic descriptions of the male gay scene. Great believable characters and very well described locations. A compulsive, constantly harrowing read but very well worth the concentration. Impressive debut.
‘Shut up cry and listen. When you play with cowboy a’Indian, you a take the role of the white man and kill the brown, when in real life, you not the white man, you the brown man and the white man want kill you. A so me mean. You haffi learn that.’