King, John Human Punk

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For fifteen-year-old Martin, the summer of 1977 means punk rock, reggae music, disco girls, stolen cars, and a job picking cherries with the gypsies. Life is sweet—until he is beaten up and thrown in the Grand Union Canal with his best mate Smiles. Fast forward to 1988, and Joe is travelling home on the Trans-Siberian express after three years working in a Hong Kong bar, remembering the highs and lows of the intervening years as he comes to terms with catastrophe. Fast forward to 2000, and Joe is happy. Life is sweet again—until a face from the past forces him to re-live that night in 1977 and deal with the fall-out.

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For fifteen-year-old Martin, growing up in Slough, the summer of 1977 means punk rock, reggae, disco, stolen cars, cut-throat gangs, and a job picking cherries for the gypsies. Life is sweet ? until he?s beaten up and thrown in the Grand Union canal with his best friend, Smiles. Fast forward to 1988 and Joe is heading home on the Trans-Siberian Express after three years working in a Hong Kong bar. Fast forward again to 2000, and Joe is sitting pretty as a DJ ? until a face from the past forces him to re-live that night in 1977 and deal with the fall-out.

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“In its ambition and exuberance, Human Punk is a league ahead of much contemporary English fiction.” – New Statesman

“King’s eye for detail is as sharp as his characters’ tongues, and his creations are eminently three-dimensional: insightful and funny one minute, bigoted and ******-up the next.” – The Face

“Unique and brutal fiction...King is a master of idiom and street slang.” – The Times

“King’s most accomplished and compelling story to date.” — Esquire

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