Graffiti My Soul by Niven Govinden
  

Graffiti My Soul

Written by Niven Govinden

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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.

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Synopsis

Graffiti My Soul by Niven Govinden

This is Surrey, where nothing bad ever happens. Except somehow, 15-year-old Veerapen, half-Tamil, half-Jew and the fastest runner in the school, has just helped bury Moon Suzuki, the girl he loved. His dad has run off with an optician and his mum's going off the rails. Since when did growing up in the suburbs get this complicated?

Reviews

'Outstanding. You become totally immersed.' Independent

'A modern-day Hanif Kureishi.' The Times

About the Author

Niven Govinden

An outstanding new voice in British literature, whose novel Graffiti My Soul is a heart-breaking story of youthful love and tragic loss 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.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback

Author

Niven Govinden
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Publisher

Canongate Books Ltd

Publication date

17th January 2008

ISBN

9781847670977

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