'Has the rare, incandescent energy of a story that's never been told. A classic coming-of-age tale...marks the debut of a serious talent.'

' It is difficult to discuss the book without talking in terms of its uniqueness - and without resorting to superlatives...a tremendously rich, subtle and nuanced read.'
The Scotsman

'A gloriously capable and confident writer...Some Kind of Black is thoughtful, witty and moving...it is refreshing to read something so extrovert and alert...I urge you to read it.'
The Times


Winner, Saga Prize, 1995
Betty Trask Award, 1996
Authors' Club's 'Best First Novel' Award, 1996
The Writers Guild’s New Writer of the Year, 1996
Longlisted, Booker Prize

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