Zero Per Cent by Mark Swallow


Zero Per Cent by Mark Swallow

Jack Curling tells his life story from 11-15 while sitting in Business Studies GCSE, writing nothing but his number, knowing that this will earn him precisely 0%. Jack is caught in the slipstream of decisions, decisions made without reference to him and what he wants. Can't he run his life on his own terms? He's pretty famous at school - Jack Curling, entrepreneur and wheeler dealer. Surely his dad can see that he's OK doing it his way? It's time to prove a point. The exam is waiting. Can he get precisely 0%?



Mark Swallow's debut has enough difference about it to set it more than slightly apart Literary Review

About the Author

Mark Swallow was born in 1963. After studying history at Oxford University, he trained as a journalist on the Gloucestershire Echo. He has travelled and worked in China and India. He is now a teacher in Bristol, where he lives with his wife and baby son, Finn.

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270 pages


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Publication date

4th February 2002



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