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Toy Soldiers By Stephen Thompson

Toy Soldiers
by Stephen Thompson

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Stephen Thompson's story centres on the plight of Gabriel Powers, a man who finds himself in a hostel for addicts after the most frightening flight from Hackney and the world of crime he grew up in.
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Toy Soldiers Summary

Toy Soldiers by Stephen Thompson

When Gabriel checks into a rehab in West London he thinks his problems are over. With a fractured home life behind him, a father he never knew, teenage years lost to petty crime and an increasing dependency on crack, all that the future can possibly offer is hope. Then he is forced to confront his demons, aided by Marcia, the enigmatic hostel worker with whom he falls in love.

Unflinching, warm and lovingly crafted, TOY SOLDIERS is an exceptional debut.

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Toy Soldiers Reviews

A compelling, urban tale. Gritty, yet filled with inspired prose - Courttia Newland

Beautifully written, painfully honest and deeply affecting. Stephen Thompson s debut novel is terrific - Hanif Kureshi

A sensitive, subtle and fascinating account of a young black man's fight against crack addiction...Thompson's writing is compelling - The Times

Accessibly psychological, gripping and just the right side of confrontational - ID

Beautifully honest and unapologetically bleak - Independent on Sunday

About Stephen Thompson

Stephen Thompson was born and brought up in Hackney. He left school without an qualifications but, after several wasted years, went on to study journalism at Harlow College. He lectures in journalism and creative writing at Birkbeck.

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Toy Soldiers by Stephen Thompson
Stephen Thompson
Used - Very Good
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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