The Wrong Boy by Willy Russell

The Wrong Boy

Willy Russell

Extraordinary debut from an already accomplished writer. Written as a series of letters by 'wrong boy' Raymond Marks to the singer Morrissey the story is told mainly in flashback. By turns hughly funny and very poignant. Guaranteed to make you laugh and cry, probably at the same time.

Extract

So you see, Morrissey, that's what started it. That's what started everything. That's how I began my rapid descent from being new school hero to being the precocious pervert, the evil influence, the filthy little beast who'd forced innocent and reluctant children into sadistic mass mastubation sessions on the banks of the Rochdale Canal.

Parallels
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger