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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A compelling, urban tale. Gritty, yet filled with inspired prose - Courttia NewlandBeautifully written, painfully honest and deeply affecting. Stephen Thompson s debut novel is terrific - Hanif KureshiA sensitive, subtle and fascinating account of a young black man's fight against crack addiction...Thompson's writing is compelling - The TimesAccessibly psychological, gripping and just the right side of confrontational - IDBeautifully 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.
Toy Soldiers by Stephen Thompson
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