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Niven Govinden is an ex-Surrey-ite with no discernable track or field ability. He is the author of one previous novel, We Are The New Romantics, and is currently hard at work on his third book.
Some fairly hard hitting stuff in this tale of Veerapen and his friends stuck in the boredom of their suburban lives. Niven Govinden really projects the voices of the disaffected, ‘bored with life’ teenager. The story starts at the end and then is told in flashback to build the tension to the conclusion we know is going to come. Edgy and moving with clever twists to keep you gripped. Comparison: Hanif Kureishi, Willy Russell, Helen Walsh.