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Set in a northern town where right-wingers are determined to stir up hatred and racial prejudice, six teenagers' lives are woven together by a series of shocking and tragic events. A British Muslim brother and sister, two Irish brothers who take different sides, and two lads out looking for trouble: all of them get caught in the crossfire. Inspired by the Oldham riots and the events of September 11th, this is a chilling account of current events in Britain, but written with humor and understanding.
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'You know what happens to people like you? You get hit in the crossfire.'
Shockwaves sweep the world in the aftermath of 11 September. The Patriotic League barely need an excuse in their fight to get Britain back for the British, but this is chillingly perfect.
Rabia and Tahir are British Muslims, Daz and Jason are out looking for trouble, Mike and Liam are brothers on different sides. None of them will escape unscarred from the terrifying and tragic events which will weave their lives together.
Marking a new dimension in his writing on race, riots and real life Caught in the Crossfire is an unforgettable novel that Alan Gibbons needed to write.About the Author:
Alan Gibbons is a full time writer and a visiting speaker and lecturer at schools, colleges, and literary events nationwide, including the major Book Festivals: Edinburgh, Northern Children's Book Festival, Swansea, Cheltenham, Sheffield, and Salford. Alan is also a key contributor at the QCA/National Literary Strategy 'Writing Together' conferences.
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