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Class conflict and a personal battle for understanding and acceptance are explored in this thought-provoking novel, set in 1937."e;Us two have to stick together. Against fathers. And families."e; In the mining town of Culverton, workers are clashing with their bosses. Lennie's father is the Union secretary, a "e;troublemaker"e;. Ralph's father is the boss, despised by his workers. Despite their very different backgrounds, Lennie and Ralph strike up a friendship, a happy escape from their own and their families' troubles. But how strong is their alliance - really? While his dad fights injustice at the mine, Lennie finds that he too must battle prejudice, lies and betrayal, pushing his friendship with Ralph swiftly towards breaking point...
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