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Set against the backdrop of the Brixton race riots in London in the s, this novel tells a story of overcoming obstacles from a teen's perspective. Brenton Brown, a year-old mixed-race youth, has lived in a children's home all his life and is haunted by the absence of his mother. Complications arise, however, when he finally meets his mother and then falls dangerously in love with his half-sister. Killer Terry Flynn also scars Brenton's life and leaves him wanting revenge. Through it all, this determined teen is driven to pursue education and recognize his true self in the midst of chaos.

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Set against the backdrop of the Brixton race riots in London in the s, this novel tells a story of overcoming obstacles from a teen's perspective. Brenton Brown, a year-old mixed-race youth, has lived in a children's home all his life and is haunted by the absence of his mother. Complications arise, however, when he finally meets his mother and then falls dangerously in love with his half-sister. Killer Terry Flynn also scars Brenton's life and leaves him wanting revenge.

Through it all, this determined teen is driven to pursue education and recognize his true self in the midst of chaos. Look out for the next one but definitely read this narrative, it's pacey; witty; his characters real and recognisable. This is a very promising debut' Times. Really, really exciting story… Alex Wheatle will be a great writer…brilliant ending.

The mystery and intrigue just keeps on coming as the suspense builds to an explosive ending. Born in to Jamaican parents living in Brixton, Alex Wheatle spent most of his childhood in a Surrey children's home. He returned to Brixton in where he founded the Crucial Rocker sound system and performed his own songs and lyrics under the name of Yardman Irie. He spent a short stint in prison following the Brixton uprising in Following his release from prison he continued to write poems and lyrics and became known as the Brixton Bard.

Alex's first novel, Brixton Rock , was published to critical acclaim in His books are on school reading lists and Alex takes part in Black History Month every year, working with Booktrust and the Children's Discovery Centre to promote reading.

A favourite of reading groups and libraries, he is the UK's most read Black British author. He is working on a non-fiction book about Black Britain and on Young Adult novels. Skip to main content. Brixton Rock eBook. Brixton Rock. Alex Wheatle. About the author. Titles by Alex Wheatle. Join Our Mailing List Join our mailing list and stay up to date with new books, special previews, special offers and much more.

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But instead he is methodically considering the absence of black authors in broadsheet newspapers. So why did he make the switch to writing for young adult readers? Disillusionment, Wheatle says, bluntly. Not with writing itself, but with a lack of interest and support from the literary establishment. Though he was awarded an MBE for services to literature in , he points out that he was only invited to one literary festival in 14 years. In preparation for meeting him, I could only find one previous newspaper interview.

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