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Brixton Rock
by Alex Wheatle

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    List Price: $15.95
    Format: Paperback, 270 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    ISBN13: 9781901969153
    Imprint: Arcadia Books
    Publisher: Arcadia Books
    Parent Company: Arcadia Books Ltd.
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    Book Description:
    Set against the backdrop of the Brixton race riots in London in the 1980s, this novel tells a story of overcoming obstacles from a teen’s perspective. Brenton Brown, a 16-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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