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Everyday People

Stewart O'Nan

RRP: £9.99

6 July 2017

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781760293871

RRP: £5.99

6 July 2017

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781952535215

Crest has lost the use of his legs after falling off a walkway while trying to write graffiti on a roadside wall; his best friend, Bean, fell too and died. Now Crest must try to repair his relationship with Vanessa, the mother of his child, whose night-school class is alerting her to a wider world. Crest’s older brother Eugene, an ex-con turned born-again Christian, is facing the temptations of his past, while their parents confront their own crisis.

Powerful and moving, tender and resonant, Everyday People is an unforgettable novel that vividly captures the experience of the day-to-day struggle that is life in urban America.

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