‘The way they see it, all I’ve got to do is ‘‘be good’’ for nine months,
until I turn sixteen, until I’m free from school and guardians and
binned into the council-housing-raffle-barrel. The way I see it, well,
I don’t see it. And that, they tell me, is the problem.’
This is a powerful, fresh, excoriating book written with an exquisite ear for harsh dialogue and sudden, beautiful twists of phrase.— Alexander Masters, author of Stuart: A Life BackwardsV.A.Sola Smith completed a Contemporary
Prose Fiction MA at Kingston University,
graduating with Distinction in 2010. She has
had flash fiction published in Little Episodes’
anthology Brainstorms and her poems have been
published in Lung Jazz: Young British Poets for
Oxfam and Sculpted: An Anthology of the North
West and the anthology The Best New British and
Irish Poets 2016. Her poetry pamphlet Almost Kid
was published in 2015.
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